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Religious Organizations and the Law

William W. Bassett, W. Cole Durham, Jr., Robert T. Smith
Format
Journal/Magazine; Looseleaf
Published
Eagan, MN : Thomson Reuters, [2017]-
Edition
Second edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Releases have title: Religious organizations and the law 2d
Previous Title
Bassett, William W. Religious organizations and the law. [2012 ed.].
Summary
Religious Organizations and the Law is a complete analytical guide to the constitutional law, federal and state decisions, statutes, ordinances, and regulations affecting the operation of religious entities. Featuring expert perspectives on the law pertaining to U.S. churches, it includes: complete coverage of the legal requirements of this specific kind of nonprofit, practical steps attorneys should take in representing churches or clients who may be involved in transactions with churches, and directories of organizations of all denominations.
Contents
  • Vol. 1. Introduction to religious organizations and the law
  • Historical antecedents of religious freedom and church-state relations
  • Free exercise clause
  • Establishment clause
  • Church autonomy doctrine and the independence of religious organizations
  • Individual autonomy and freedom of conscience
  • Religion and the Constitution: the search for underlying principles
  • Legal entities and religious polity
  • Legal organizations choices of religious organizations
  • Formation of religious entities
  • Duties of directors, officers, and trustees of religious organizations
  • Vol. 2. Reorganizational or religious organizations: mergers, divisions, dissolutions, assets sales, liquidations, and conversions
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency and fraudulent transfers involving religious organizations
  • Employment laws and regulations applicable to religious organizations
  • Employment discrimination protections for religious employers
  • Accommodations for religious employees
  • Risk management and insurance for religious organizations
  • Religious organizations in court : general considerations, liability, procedures, and damages
  • Defenses and immunities to liability claims affecting religious organizations
  • Disclosure duties and privileges of religious organizations
  • Sexual abuse and religious organizations
  • Vol. 3. Liability claims affecting religious organizations
  • Religious considerations in marriage and family law
  • Religion and public education
  • Government influence on private religious educations
  • Religiously sponsored social services
  • Religiously sponsored health care services
  • Immigration and religious organizations
  • Religious land use and property
  • Vol. 4. Intellectual property of religious organizations
  • Financing religious organizations: voluntary contributions, fundraising and government regulation
  • Income tax exemptions for religious organizations
  • Property, sales and use tax exemptions for religious organizations
  • Special tax rules for ministers
  • Religion in penal and mental institutions
  • Religion and military chaplaincy
  • Religious organizations and international activities
  • Appendices.
Description
4 volumes (loose-leaf) ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Journal Frequency
Updates issued annually
Technical Details
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