Monday, June 28, 2021

Supreme Court Denies Cert. In Ecclesiastical Abstention Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in North American Mission Board v. McRaney, (Docket No. 20-1158, certiorari denied 6/28/2021). (Order List.) In the case the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, by a vote of 9-8, denied en banc review of a panel decision that had refused to invoke the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine in a dispute between the Mission Board and its former executive director. (See prior posting.)