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Deweese-Boyd v. Gordon College

Argue Date: Monday January 4, 2021
*Summary:   Employment Law-- In this employment discrimination action, a faculty member claims that she was denied promotion because of her opposition to the college's policies and practices; whether the college is entitled to assert a ministerial exception defense.
Justices: Budd, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Cypher, Kafker, Wendlandt, Georges, J., JJ.
Appellant: Gordon College
Counsel for Appellant: Andrew C. Pickett, Esquire Jeffrey McAllister, Esquire
Appellee: Margaret DeWeese-Boyd
Counsel for Appellee: Hillary Schwab, Esquire Rachel Smit, Esquire
Court Appealed From: Essex Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Jeffrey T. Karp, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Appellate Review
Amici Curiae: Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty Amicus Joshua Lipshutz, Esquire Blaine Evanson, Pro Hac Vice Attorney Paige Muhlestein, Pro Hac Vice Attorney Vince Eisinger, Pro Hac Vice Attorney Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Amicus Dwight G. Duncan, Esquire Gene C. Schaerr, Pro Hac Vice Attorney Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action Amicus Julia Schlozman, Esquire Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Amicus Julia Schlozman, Esquire Keshet Amicus Julia Schlozman, Esquire National Council of Jewish Women Amicus Julia Schlozman, Esquire New England Jewish Labor Committee Amicus Julia Schlozman, Esquire T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights Amicus Julia Schlozman, Esquire Unitarian Univeralist Massahcustte Action Network Amicus Julia Schlozman, Esquire American Association of University Professors Amicus Donald J. Siegel, Esquire James A.W. Shaw, Esquire Jasper Groner, Esquire Risa Lieberwitz, Pro Hac Vice Attorney Aaron Nisenson, Pro Hac Vice Attorney Carl Esbeck Amicus Michael C. Gilleran, Esquire Attorney General Amicus David C. Kravitz, A.A.G. Abigail Taylor, A.A.G. Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice Amicus Anne L. Josephson, Esquire GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Amicus Anne L. Josephson, Esquire Lawyers for Civil Rights Amicus Anne L. Josephson, Esquire Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Associates Amicus Anne L. Josephson, Esquire National Association of Social Workers Amicus Anne L. Josephson, Esquire Union of Minority Neighborhoods Amicus Anne L. Josephson, Esquire Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty Amicus Joshua Lipshutz, Esquire Agudath Israel of America Amicus Joshua Lipshutz, Esquire Religious Liberty Scholars Amicus Michael C. Gilleran, Esquire Michael Francisco, Pro Hac Vice Attorney American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Inc. Amicus

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