Navy Chaplains Ask DC Circ. To Block Promotion System
By Brian Mahoney
Law360, Washington (November 6, 2013, 1:42 PM EST) -- A group of military chaplains who claim that the Navy Chaplain Corps is biased against certain Christian denominations asked the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to enjoin its practice of promoting chaplains by secret ballot, while the three-judge panel showed skepticism that the case warranted the preliminary injunction.
The chaplains' attorney Arthur A. Schulcz Sr. asked the court during oral arguments to reverse a district court's denial of an injunction to enjoin the Navy's use of selection boards and secret ballots for the promotion system, saying the...