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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Series Foreword Preface xiii ix PART ONE 1 Introduction 3 The First Amendment, 4 The Wall of Separation, 5 Areas of Legal Conflict, 7 The U.S. Legal System, 12 2 Historical Background 19 The Christian Church in Europe, ...
The Wall of Separation Separation of church and state is a distinguishing characteristic of the U.S. system of government. The Founding Fathers envisioned a secular government because most of them or their parents emigrated from ...
ular government because most of them or their parents emigrated from countries dominated by state-run churches. In order for religion and politics to be ... However, the separation of church and state in America has never been rigid.
On one hand, those who argue that the Constitution mandates a “wall of separation” between church and state believe that religion is a personal and family matter only. They would argue that when a schoolteacher or a legislator posts a ...
Some argue that any support of a religious holiday is a violation of the strict separation of church and state required by the Establishment Clause. Others argue that public support is a harmless traditional accommodation of religion.