Religious Liberty at Stake: Fired Philadelphia Assistant DA Takes Case to Appeals Court
A former Philadelphia assistant district attorney has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to reverse a lower court decision that allowed her to be terminated for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Rachel Spivack served as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia District Attorney Lawrence Krasner's office.
When Krasner's office mandated the COVID-19 vaccine in 2021, Spivack requested a religious accommodation because her Orthodox Jewish religious beliefs prohibit her from receiving any vaccines.
After waiting for almost seven months for a response to her accommodation request,...