Nathan A. Adams IV

Nathan A. Adams IV

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Religious Institutions Update: May 2015

Religious institutions commonly keep ministry supporters and members abreast of developments through newsletters, correspondence and other communications. Sometimes, the developments reported are embarrassing to those...more

5/21/2015 - Affordable Care Act Appeals CFOs Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Defamation Establishment Clause False Statements First Amendment Gender Discrimination Religious Freedom Restoration Act Religious Institutions Religious Schools RLUIPA Scholarships Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Tax Credits Title VII

Religious Institutions: October 2014

Timely Topics - Church splits and property disputes are not new, but they have certainly grown in number in recent years. In the seminal case on church property disputes, Watson v. Jones, 80 U.S. (13 Wall.) 679, 20 L....more

10/9/2014 - Burwell v Hobby Lobby Churches Establishment Clause First Amendment Fraudulent Conveyance Native American Issues Religious Discrimination Religious Freedom Restoration Act Religious Institutions

Religious Institutions - February 2014

Who owns the "church?" For most, this is an odd question. As children, many of us folded our hands and repeated a rhyme: "Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see the people." Nevertheless, for well...more

2/6/2014 - Establishment Clause Religious Institutions

Religious Institutions: June 2013

Do you know a "place of public accommodation" when you see it? Federal, state and sometimes local laws entitle persons to the full and equal employment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and...more

6/6/2013 - Affordable Care Act Clergy Members Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Discrimination Due Process Establishment Clause Public Accommodation Public Schools Religious Institutions Religious Schools RLUIPA Settlement Subject Matter Jurisdiction Vaccinations

Religious Institutions Update: April 2013

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is in full swing. The law requires non-exempt religious organizations with fewer than 50 full-time employees to determine whether they are a large...more

4/8/2013 - Affordable Care Act Closely Held Businesses Collective Bargaining Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Establishment Clause Free Exercise Full-Time Employees Healthcare Part-Time Employees Religious Institutions TRO

Religious Institutions Update: March 2013

In this Issue: - Key Cases - Court Upholds Permitting, Licensing and Zoning Regulation of Spiritual Counselors - Non-Liturgical Navy Chaplains Denied Injunctive Relief for Statistical Imbalance in...more

3/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act Catholic Church Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Establishment Clause IRS Licenses Local Ordinance Permits Religious Institutions Religious Schools Tax Exemptions Unjust Enrichment

Religious Institutions Update: February 2013

Last February, at the request of Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations was formed to address tax-related policy questions of import...more

2/8/2013 - Child Abuse Closely Held Businesses Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Equal Protection Establishment Clause Federal Funding First Amendment Fourteenth Amendment Free Exercise Free Speech Human Trafficking Local Ordinance Mandatory Reporting Laws Parental Consent Public School Boards Rehabilitation Act Religious Institutions RLUIPA

Religious Institutions Update: January 2013

In 2000, Congress enacted the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. §2000cc et seq. (RLUIPA), in recognition that "new, small, or unfamiliar churches in particular, are frequently discriminated...more

1/4/2013 - Boy Scouts Churches Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Discrimination Divorce Equal Protection Establishment Clause Exemptions Permits Religion Religious Discrimination Religious Institutions RLUIPA Trademarks

U.S. District Court Enjoins Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Applied to For-Profit Religious Publishing Company

On November 16, 2102, in Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. v. Sebelius, No. 12-1635 (D. D.C. Nov. 16, 2012), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction to a closely held, for-profit...more

11/19/2012 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Establishment Clause First Amendment Free Exercise Healthcare Religion RFRA

Religious Institutions: October 2012 Update

Most secular and religious corporations have adopted electronic communication policies which state that employees have no privacy interest in their emails and Internet usage. Typically, the policies indicate that the...more

10/5/2012 - Catholic Diocese ECPA Establishment Clause Religious Institutions Respondeat Superior RLUIPA Sexual Abuse

Religious Institutions: August 2012 Update

In the 1990s, plaintiffs brought clergy malpractice and professional negligence claims against ministers, churches and denominations. The claims required allegations that a clergy member failed to exercise the standard of...more

8/16/2012 - Establishment Clause Fiduciary Duty Religious Institutions RFRA RLUIPA

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