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Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel
Case

Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel

Court: U.S. Supreme Court

Status: Won

Last Updated: 12/15/2020

Overview

Summary

Two Catholic schools in California were sued after choosing not to renew the contracts of teachers, both of whom had many religious duties. The schools claim they have the constitutionally protected freedom to determine who can teach the faith at their institutions.

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Legal Documents

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Title
Date
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{"Court": "SupremeCourt", "Title": "U.S. Supreme Court opinion", "FileName": "https://www.adflegal.org/sites/default/files/2020-07/Our-Lady-Of-Guadalupe-v-Morrissey-Berru-Supreme-Court-Opinion.pdf", "Date": "7/08/2020 9:12:37 AM"},
{"Court": "SupremeCourt", "Title": "Amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Our Lady of Guadalupe School and St. James School", "FileName": "https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/our-lady-of-guadalupe-school-v.-morrissey-berru-and-st.-james-school-v.-biel/olgs-v-morrissey-berru-and-st-james-school-v-biel---amicus-brief-filed-in-support-of-olgs-and-st-james-school.pdf", "Date": "2/10/2020 6:24:50 PM"}
]}

Biographies

John Bursch, Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy

John Bursch, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom. He has argued 12 U.S. Supreme Court and over 30 State Supreme Court cases.

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