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."
Steven M. Shepard,
Hankins v. Lyght: The RFRA Defense to Federal Discrimination Claims,
Yale L. & Pol'y Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol26/iss1/10