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St James Newport Beach Amicus Brief in the Falls Church Case

St James Newport Beach Amicus Brief in the Falls Church Case

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St James Newport Beach amicus brief to the US Supreme Court in the Falls Church case
St James Newport Beach amicus brief to the US Supreme Court in the Falls Church case

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No. 13-449
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In The
Supreme ourt of the United States
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 --------------------------------- THE FALLS CHURCH,
 Petitioner,
v. THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA,
 et al
.,
 Respondents.
---------------------------------
 ---------------------------------
On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The Supreme Court Of Virginia
---------------------------------
 ---------------------------------
 AMICI CURIAE
 BRIEF OF ST. JAMES  ANGLICAN CHURCH; CAPINCROUSE LLP;  AND NINE LOCAL CHURCH CONGREGATIONS IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
---------------------------------
 --------------------------------- E
RIC
 C. S
OHLGREN
 
Counsel of Record
D
 ANIEL
 F. L
ULA 
 P
 AYNE
 & F
EARS
 
LLP
 4 Park Plaza, Suite 1100 Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 851-1100 ecs@paynefears.com
Counsel for Amici Curiae St. James Anglican Church, et al.
[Additional Amici Listed On Inside Cover] ================================================================
COCKLE LEGAL BRIEFS (800) 225-6964 WWW.COCKLELEGALBRIEFS.COM
 
 
LOCAL CHURCH CONGREGATIONS
 AMICI 
  All Saints’ Anglican Church Long Beach, California
 
Christ Church Plano, Texas
 
Christ Church of Atlanta  Atlanta, Georgia
 
Grace By the Sea Anglican Church Oak Harbor, Washington
 
Journey Evangelical Church Westminster, California
 
Grace ChurchPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaSt. Charles Anglican ChurchPoulsbo, Washington
 
St. David’s Anglican ChurchNorth Hollywood, CaliforniaSt. John’s Anglican ChurchPetaluma, California
 
 
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QUESTION PRESENTED
 Whether the First Amendment requires state civil courts to enforce an alleged trust imposed on local church property by provisions in denominational documents, regardless of whether those provisions would be legally cognizable under generally applica-ble rules of state property and trust law.

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