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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Most of the cases in Chapter 3 generated not only majority court opinions but also dissenting opinions showing that judges and Supreme Court ... Chapter 4 also details the 2002 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Newdow v.
This opinion was written in connection with an order granted by a U.S. Court of Appeals judge allowing a hospital to administer blood transfusions to save the life of a patient. The patient and her husband had refused to give permission ...
The Federal Judicial Branch The remainder of this chapter is excerpted from “Understanding the Federal Courts,” found at www.uscourts.gov. ... On the next level are the thirteen U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Court of Military Appeals.
Courts are presided over by judicial officers. In the Supreme Court, the judicial officers are called justices. In the courts of appeals, district courts, and other courts, most of the judicial officers are called judges.
The Supreme Court is located across the street from the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The nine current ... After the trial, other judges who act as an appellate court provide a check on the decisions of the trial court judge ...