Hutterite Lawsuit Against Montana Department of Labor Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

KGVO, April 3, 2013

“This case involves the right of internal church governance,” explained Goodrich. “Hutterites have been living in accordance with their religious beliefs for 500 years. They all take a vow of poverty, they hold all of their possessions in common, and they vow not to use the secular legal system against each other. But the new workers compensation law would violate all of those teachings because it would create a property right for individual members, which all members vow not to have.”