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Religious Liberty at Stake: Fired Philadelphia Assistant DA Takes Case to Appeals Court

Posted on AllSides November 30th, 2023
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Religion and Faith, Freedom of Religion, Philadelphia

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,...

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