Religion Clause: Mississippi Supreme Court Rejects Claims By Pastor’s Former Wife Against His Church On Unusual Facts

In Woodard v. Miller, (MS Sup. Ct., Aug. 12, 2021), the Mississippi Supreme Court applied the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine in an unusual context.  Plaintiff Kim Miller married Andrew Johnson when he was a seminary student studying to be a United Methodist Church minister. Church officials encouraged Miller to give up her higher education plans to serve […]

Religion Clause: Mississippi Supreme Court Rejects Claims By Pastor’s Former Wife Against His Church On Unusual Facts

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