Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nun Sequitur: Jury Can't Decide Religious Question

Robyn Hagan Cain posts at the Seventh Circuit News and Information blog.
"Federal courts get the opportunity to resolve the great debates of our time. In 2001, the Nine were asked to answer the question, 'What is golf?' This week, Judge Richard Posner and the Seventh Circuit — not ones to be outdone by Justice Scalia and the Supremes — addressed an equally important issue: Who decides if a Catholic nun is really a 'nun.'

"(Hint: If you guessed the Catholic Church, you’re correct.)"

Here's the Court of Appeals opinion. [temporary link]

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