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Response filed in U.S. Supreme Court by The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

The U.S. Supreme Court receives thousands of petitions for certioriai each year, and hears only a small fraction of them. The nine justices regularly hold conferences to determine which cases merit further review, and a decision on the South Carolina petition is expected to come before the end of June. If the court chooses not to grant certiorari, no further appeals are possible.

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Breakaway Diocese of South Carolina petitions US Supreme Court

According to the state Supreme Court ruling, the disassociated Diocese of South Carolina would have to relinquish 29 church buildings. But that diocese’s officials soon indicated they would petition the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to overturn the state court decision, and on Friday, Feb. 9, that’s just what they did.

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Editorial: Questions for the Bishop-Elect

From time to time we will publish letters from our readers responding to articles posted at the Cafe. In today’s letter John Chilton responds to our story on the episcopal election in the diocese of Dallas with an eye on previous elections in “conservative” dioceses with some thoughtful questions for those needing to give consent.

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Faithful South Carolina diocese’s appeal taken by state supreme court

The South Carolina Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear the appeal of the Episcopal Diocese in South Carolina, the faithful diocese. This is the second heartening piece of news for the diocese. Two weeks ago the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals remanded a case to the U.S. District Court in Charleston; the district judge had refused to hear that case brought by the faithful diocese until the state case ran its course.

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