Does the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA") bar employment discrimination lawsuits against churches? Last year a divided panel of the Second Circuit answered "yes" to that question in Hankins v. Lyght, but the Seventh Circuit disagreed; its opinion in Tomic v. Catholic Diocese of Peoria called Hankins "unsound."
Shepard, Steven M.
"Hankins v. Lyght: The RFRA Defense to Federal Discrimination Claims,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 26
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol26/iss1/10