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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In the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville noted in his book Democracy in America, “There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one” (Tocqueville 1835, 270).
the United States was founded on the principle of freedom of religion, religion has been “on trial” in America almost from the first days of the republic. It may seem ironic that the court system should be so involved in the very ...
The individuals in the case claimed that they were exempt from the state's drug laws because the use of the peyote was a religious act. Although the case involved use of an illegal drug, church leaders of all political stripes were ...
state courts, and matters involving federal law or the Constitution are heard in federal court. ... It establishes the basic structure of the federal government, provides for the states' self- government, and limits the actions of ...