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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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, 88 Employment Division v.
Part 2 of the book contains not only a chronology and A–Z listing of key people, laws, and concepts, but also a number of original documents including excerpts from a number of leading court opinions and statutes.
Congress, which held that inclusion of the words “under God” in the pledge is a violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. Antievolution Statutes Darwin's theory of evolution remains a controversial topic. www.abc-clio.com ...
Antievolution Statutes Darwin's theory of evolution remains a controversial topic. Many devout Christians believe in the literal truth of the Bible including the biblical account of the creation in the Book of Genesis.
Under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, when federal and state laws conflict, the state statute must give way. For example, if a state legislature passes a law permitting Bible reading in the classroom, this must give way to a ...