United States Third Circuit

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Lee v. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, 17-3086

Held that a pastor could not sue his church for breach of an employment contract. The church contended that adjudication of the pastor's contract claim would impermissibly entangle the court in religious doctrine in violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. Agreeing, the Third Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of the church.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/09/05

Judges

  • Shwartz

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

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