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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... 36 Social Issues, 42 Medical Issues, 43 Religion in Public Schools, 45 Teaching Evolution, 52 Equal Access, 54 Aid to Parochial and Religious Schools, 55 Entanglements, 59 Conclusion, 61 vii 3 Cases 63 Minersville School District v.
The volumes in the On Trial series explore the many ways in which the U.S. legal and political system has approached a wide range of complex and divisive legal issues over time—and in the process defined the current state of the law and ...
Chapter 1 introduces the issues, controversies, events, and participants associated with the legal controversy at hand. Chapter 2 explores the social, economic, political and/or historical background to this topic.
Although this volume contains an analysis of the historical and current background of many of the legal issues surrounding religion in everyday life, the book focuses most closely on six actual trials and their legacy and impact.
For example, such issues as whether prayer should be allowed in public schools or whether government funds should be given to churches to do charitable work have been hot topics at the turn of the twenty-first century.