Written by Don Byrd

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the Hosanna-Tabor case, a dispute centering on the intersection between church autonomy and employment discrimination laws. Here’s a brief roundup of some of the reaction and coverage to the decision, affirming the ministerial exception insulating houses of worship from government interference into hiring practices.

The Baptist Joint Committee, which had filed a brief with the court in this case, issued a press release hailing the decision:

Baptist Joint Committee General Counsel K. Hollyn Hollman commended the ruling. “It is a helpful decision explaining the important and unique way that the Constitution protects religious organizations in matters of internal governance,” she said. 

The NYTimes covered the decision in this piece, but also focused on the reaction of religious groups in another, quoting yours truly from a blog post I wrote just prior to the oral arguments.

Washington Post coverage is here

PBS News coverage is here.