An AP Article–Battle between SC Episcopalians back to State Court

U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck has ruled that the legal fight over names and property between two factions of South Carolina Episcopalians is a matter for state court.

Houck, who heard arguments last week and issued an order Monday, ruled that the First Amendment is not a main point of contention and that hearing the case in federal court would disrupt the balance between state and federal courts.

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