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Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Constitutional – First Amendment – Establishment Clause – Church Governance – Status Quo (access required)

McCain v. Brightharp In a congregational church, trustees and deacons attempted to force their pastor’s resignation, and the trustees and deacons allege they were removed from their positions without compliance with the church’s by-laws. The trial court had subject matter jurisdiction to restore the status quo in order to enable the church to act in accordance with its by-laws.

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