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Ministers, Minimum Wages, and Church Autonomy

By Thomas C. Berg
July 03, 2008
When Judge Richard Posner expounds on an area of law in one of his opinions for the Seventh Circuit, the result is almost always thought-provoking and fun to read. So it is with his recent panel opinion in Schleicher v. Salvation Army, which applied the “ministerial exception” to employment laws to dismiss a suit for minimum wages brought by two former Salvation Army ministers....