Versus the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Friday, October 14, 2011

An important case argued before the Supreme Court last week. The Washington Post article (below) gives an excellent overview of "Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission":

See what organizations are supporting each side:

Justice Elena Kagan (appointed by Obama) defends the rights of religious institutions:


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I teach them all the good I can, and recommend them to others from whom I think they will get some moral benefit. And the treasures that the wise men of old have left us in their writings I open and explore with my friends. If we come on any good thing, we extract it, and we set much store on being useful to one another. - Socrates, Memorabilia
What we maintain is that in none of the problems of life can men afford to lose sight of the storehouse bequeathed to them by the ancients. In the complexus of everything which differentiates man from the brute creation, the voice of antiquity must be heard...

-H. Browne, quoted in "Classics and Citizenship" The Classical Quarterly, 1920