9th Circuit Rejects Bid For Paid Position By Wiccan Prison Chaplain

Religion Clause: In McCollum v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, (9th Cir., June 1, 2011), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by a volunteer Wiccan chaplain in the California prison system that he should have been considered for one of the paid chaplaincy positions that now are given to Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Native American clergy.