Pawley's Island Episcopal Church Sets Legal Precedent.
The Layman Online has an article about a recent SC church property case that will prove to be significant for the Episcopal and Presbyterian USA church. It seems to me that it will also set a precedent for future cases that involve both church politics and state/national law. Here's a quote from the article:
“Church disputes that are resolved under the neutral principles of law approach do not turn on the single question of whether a church is congregational or hierarchical,” said the South Carolina justices. “Rather, the neutral principles of law approach permits the application of property, corporate, and other forms of law to church disputes.”
If you're into Church/State issues or the current state of Mainline Denominations, You can read more here.