Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - 329 strani
From colonial times to the present, an insightful examination of how courts have determined the extent to which religion is accommodated in American public life.
This volume chronicles such groundbreaking cases as the 1991 decision ordering blood transfusions for children of Christian Scientists in Norwood Hospital v. Munoz and the infamous case, Engel v. Vitale, that banned prayer in schools and ignited calls for Chief Justice Earl Warren's impeachment. The work addresses such inflammatory contemporary disputes as prayer in schools, allegiance to the flag, and the display of religious symbols on public property, and the impact they have had on American society.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Jurinski, James. Religion on trial : a handbook with cases, laws, and documents / James John Jurinski. p. cm. — (On trial series) Includes bibliographical references and index.
Congress is also an important player through its law-making power. ... of Congress and the Supreme Court in this area. ... “Congress can make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Congress, which held that inclusion of the words “under God” in the pledge is a violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. Antievolution Statutes Darwin's theory of evolution remains a controversial topic. www.abc-clio.com ...
Religious leaders successfully pressed Congress in 1993 to enact the Religious Freedom Restoration Act specifically to override the Smith decision. The Smith case did not end the controversy. In another trial, City of Boerne ...
The implied powers expand the power of the U.S. Congress to legislate where it is “necessary and proper.” The reserved powers of the states include the police power to look after the general health, safety, welfare, and morale of their ...