Better Brain Care, Fairer Treatment of Religion

March 13, 2019

Professor Leslie Griffin submitted an essay, Conquering Brain Injury, to a brain rehabilitation journal at the editor's request. She identifies ways that brain patients can receive more effective and patient-centered treatment. 

She also is continuing her advocacy on behalf of children. The Florida courts dismissed a priest's defamation lawsuit against his diocese, concluding it was a religious dispute that could not be resolved in court. Prof. Griffin submitted an amicus brief with Marci Hamilton of CHILD USA in support of  the priest's cert. petition to the U.S. Supreme Court. They argue that torts laws can be resolved according to neutral principles of law, and should not be automatically dismissed because they involve religious personnel. They hope the Court will grant cert. and reaffirm that neutral laws protect religious people.