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Law and Religion: Cases in Context

Leslie C. Griffin


  • ISBN: 9780735578197

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    Designed to be used either as a primary text or with any Law and Religion or First Amendment text, Law and Religion: Cases in Context presents descriptions and discussions of the landmark cases in law and religion and the First Amendment. Cases are selected from the leading religion and First Amendment casebooks, and the authors provide insights into the significance of each while revealing its context and, for many, details about what happened after the case was concluded.

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    Page Count 360
    Published 03/10/2010
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    Summary of Contents:

    Introduction: The Context of the Religion Clauses

    Part I. What Is Religion?

    Chapter 1. Malnak v. Yogi: Transcendental Mediation and the Definition of Religion

    Chapter 2. United States v. Ballard: Government Prohibited from Declaring Religious Truth

    Part II. Free Exercise

    Chapter 3. Wisconsin v. Yoder: An Anthropologist Shapes a Supreme Court Decision

    Chapter 4. Goldman v. Weinberger: Religious Freedom Confronts Military Uniformity

    Chapter 5. Bob Jones University v. United States: A Journey Through Scripture and History

    Chapter 6. Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith: The Battle for Religious Freedom

    Chapter 7. Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah: Protection of Majority Religions’ Privilege at the Nexus of Race, Class, and Ethnicity

    Part III. Establishment

    Chapter 8. Lemon v. Kurtzman: The Parochial School Crisis and the Establishment Clause

    Chapter 9. Lynch v. Donnelly and County of Allegheny v. ACLU: “Christ Is Not a Turkey”

    Chapter 10. Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet: A Religious Group’s Quest for Its Own Public School

    Chapter 11. Edwards v. Aguillard: Evolution and Creation in the Legal Crucible

    Chapter 12. Rosenberger v. Rector of University of Virginia: The Triumph of the Neutrality Principle

    Part IV. Accommodation and Tolerance

    Chapter 13. Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v. Amos: Addressing Tensions Between Free Exercise and Establishment

    Chapter 14. Freeman v. Department of Highway Safety and Webb v. Philadelphia: Accommodation Tangles in the Laws About Hair

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    Leslie C. Griffin

    Professor Griffin teaches constitutional law, law and religion, torts, and professional responsibility. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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