New beginnings

St. Mary’s Catholic School staff and students raise the American flag outside the two-story education center on Monday morning to kick off the first day in the new school.

SAN FRANCISCO — Nine conservative federal appeals court judges, including four Trump appointees, insisted Tuesday that teachers at religious schools should not be allowed to sue their employers for alleged labor violations.

Nine of 11 Republican appointees on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals expressed their dissatisfaction in a dissent from a decision to refuse to reconsider a case in which a teacher was permitted to sue a Catholic school in Torrance, California, for firing her.

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