9th Circuit: Contract Prison Chaplains Are Not “State Actors”

Religion Clause Blog: In Florer v. Congregation Pidyon Shevuyim, (9th Cir., April 15, 2011), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Jewish organization that contracted with the Washington State Department of Corrections to furnish Jewish chaplains for prisoners was not a “state actor” . . .