“It Is a Sin to Inform on” a Coreligionist

The L.A. Times reports on a religious leader’s refusal to testify against coreligionists, based on his interpretation of religious law. The courts seem unlikely to give the leader a religious exemption from the duty to testify, though. (For a related scenario, including a citation to the only case I know of — outside the context of clergy refusing to testify about confidential communications from their congregants — in which a court granted a religious exemption from a duty to testify, see here.) Thanks to Paul Mendlowitz for the pointer.