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Defenses and Claims of Immunity

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

Churches in the past had a form of immunity under civil tort law, but sex abuse cases against churches often prevailed over such claims made today. The First Amendment shield for religious belief ... More


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