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This brief addresses the importance of the principle of church autonomy and the protections provided by the First and Fourteenth Amendments and this Court's precedents regarding religious denominations' internal mandatory dispute-resolution procedures.


On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Michigan

Table of Authorities include:

Richard W. Garnett, The Political (and Other) Safeguards of Religious Freedom, 32 CARDOZO L. REV. 1815 (2011).

Richard W. Garnett, Religion and Group Rights: Are Churches (Just) Like the Boy Scouts?, 22 ST. JOHN'S J. LEG. COMM. 515 (2007).

Richard W. Garnett, Religious Liberty, Church Autonomy, and the Structure of Freedom, in JOHN WITTE, JR. & FRANK S. ALEXANDER, CHRIS-TIANITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: AN INTRODUCTION (2010).

Richard W. Garnett, "The Freedom of the Church": (Toward) An Exposition, Translation, and Defense, in MICAH SCHWARTZMAN, CHAD FLANDERS & ZOE ROBINSON, EDS., THE RISE OF CORPORATE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (2016).