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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The volumes in the On Trial series explore the many ways in which the U.S. legal and political system has ... and divisive legal issues over time—and in the process defined the current state of the law and politics on these issues.
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).
In order for religion and politics to be separate spheres, the founders recognized that freedom of religion required that ... Despite this legal precedent, many important political debates have ethical and religious implications.
Although the case involved use of an illegal drug, church leaders of all political stripes were alarmed at the Court's change of attitude toward religious rights. Justice Scalia, writing for the majority, decided to jettison the Court's ...
Christians were persecuted by the Romans less for their religious practices than for the political implications of their faith. Because Christians met in secret, they were sometimes assumed to be subversive. Christian doctrine was also ...