Time Limit Firm For Navy Chaplains' Discrimination Suits

By Jacob Fischler (February 9, 2016, 3:34 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal judge removed 12 U.S. Navy chaplains from a discrimination suit accusing the military of systemically promoting Catholic priests at a higher rate than other clergy, saying Tuesday the chaplains' complaints came too late.

In an order addressing a motion to reconsider a 2014 summary judgment decision, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler affirmed her earlier judgment dismissing 12 of the 54 non-Catholic clergy members who sued the Navy for a system of promotions they said was biased in favor of priests, saying they had brought claims after the applicable six-year statute of limitations — which she said she was...

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