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Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC asks a series of fascinating questions about the First Amendment, the Separation of Church and State, the rights of employees, and the constitutional limitations of the Federal government. See here for the official filing.
The Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redford, Michigan was founded in 1955 as the amalgam of the Tabor Lutheran Church (established 1916) and the Hosanna Lutheran Church (est. 1948). There is a parochial school attached to the church, the Concordia Lutheran School, which was sued in 2004, by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for firing a teacher. The Church is appealing the right of the EEOC to sue, and claiming the ADA does not apply. The question before the court is not the merits of the underlying case, but rather whether the suit should be allowed. Hosanna-Tabor is thus the Petitioner, and the EEOC is the Respondent. (more…)