University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock tells the New York Times that yesterday’s momentous Supreme Court ruling in the Hosanna-Tabor Church v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case — which granted religious schools an exception to employment discrimination laws — doesn’t just apply to K-12:
Asked about professors at Catholic universities like Notre Dame, Professor Laycock said: “If he teaches theology, he’s covered. If he teaches English or physics or some clearly secular subjects, he is clearly not covered.”
Read the full article here.
Here’s the Chronicle of Higher Education’s report.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.