Supreme Court rules in Favor of Religiously Affiliated Entities

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of an expanded church plan definition that includes certain plans established by religiously affiliated entitles.

Document Excerpt

Instead, it added language whose most naturalreading is to enable a plan “maintained” by a principal-purpose organization to substitute for a plan both “established” and “maintained” by a church. And as a corollary to that point, the employees’construction runs aground on the so-called surplusage canon—thepresumption that each word Congress uses is there for a reason.

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https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/16-74_5i36.pdf

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