High Court Asks SG For Input In Church Sex Abuse Case

Law360, New York (November 16, 2009, 4:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the federal government to weigh in on a dispute over whether U.S. courts have jurisdiction to hear sex abuse claims leveled against the Holy See, the sovereign state that controls the Roman Catholic Church and employs its priests.

The court has invited the solicitor general to file a brief expressing the views of the federal government, it said in an order list published Monday.

With its jurisdictional arguments tossed by the presiding district court level and the U.S. Court of...
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