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Melhorn v. Baltimore Washington Conference of United Methodist Church

Petition for certiorari denied on October 31, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-245 Md. Ct. Spec. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: Whether the ministerial exception of the First Amendment absolutely bars breach of contract and tortious conduct lawsuits in situations of illegal conduct or harm to third parties.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 22 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 26, 2016)
Sep 22 2016Brief of respondent Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in opposition filed.
Sep 26 2016Brief of respondents Baltimore Washington Conference of United Methodist Church, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 10 2016Reply of petitioner Edwin R. Melhorn filed.
Oct 12 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.
Oct 31 2016Petition DENIED.