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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3 Cases 63 Minersville School District v. Gobitis, 64 The Antievolution Statute Cases, 69 Lynch v. Donnelly, 79 Engel v. Vitale (The “Regents School Prayer Case”), 83 Application of the President and Directors of Georgetown College, ...
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.
An increasing number of school children are non-Christian immigrants from Asian countries. These students' families not only speak a diverse number of ... A court may decide if a minister can say a prayer at a high school graduation.
The courts have even held that schools enforcing a moment of silence in classrooms to encourage individual prayer is ... individuals have a constitutional right to religious expression that does not end when they enter the school door.
They argue that banning prayer from public schools and other religious activities from public buildings has resulted in discrimination against the Christian majority. Specifically they argue that the courts' approach of banning public ...