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    • Church & State: Blurring the Lines
    • In Doe v. Elmbrook School District, a case that demonstrates how intertwined church and state legally may be, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals en banc determined that holding a public high school ceremony at a church impermissibly blurred the church-state line.
    • Who is a Religious or Ministerial Employee?
    • The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent adoption of the “ministerial exception” doctrine portends increasing difficulty for individuals attempting to challenge employment-related decisions of religious institutions. One challenge is determining who is a “religious person” under the First Amendment.
    • Coverage Delayed, Coverage Denied
    • The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently held that insurers have a right to delay in denying coverage. Policyholders should scrutinize their insurance coverage, even after an insurer agrees to defend, particularly with suits alleging possible uncovered claims.

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