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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Constitutional. The Second Circuit has held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 is Constitutional as applied to federal age discrimination law. The case involved a church policy requiring retirement of ministers at age 70. Paul Hankins, a Methodist minister who challenged the policy. In that RFRA had been found unconstitutional as it applied to state law, I'm looking forward to a close reading of the decision to see the Court's reasoning in upholding it as applied to federal law. Stay tuned for a further post. I've noticed that the "link" to Hankins v. Lyght is not working, but you can find a link to it at Findlaw. (If you are reading this post long after February 20, 2006, the link may not be there (it's the recent cases link), but search around and you should be able to find it. The case was decided on February 16, 2006.)

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