Ministerial Exception Bars Priest's Race Bias Claim

Law360, New York (March 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that the race discrimination claim of a black priest is barred by a clause in the civil rights code meant to free religious institutions from governmental involvement with the management of their internal affairs.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said in the March 21 ruling that a district court was correct to dismiss plaintiff Justinian Rweyemamu's claim against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, Conn., pursuant to the “ministerial...
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