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God vs. the gavel : religion and the rule of law

Author: Marci Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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God vs. the Gavel challenges the pervasive assumption that all religious conduct deserves constitutional protection. While religious conduct provides many benefits to society, it is not always benign. This book examines the alleged tactics of religious entities to avoid the law and cause harm to others.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hamilton, Marci.
God vs. the gavel.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005003344
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marci Hamilton
ISBN: 0511126786 9780511126789 9780511511530 0511511531 9780511128134 0511128134
OCLC Number: 252492508
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Political Science) 2005
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 414 pages)
Contents: The problem --
Children --
Marriage --
Religious land use and residential neighborhoods --
Schools --
The prisons and the military --
Discrimination --
Boerne v. Flores : the case that fully restored the rule of law for religious entities --
The decline of the special treatment of religious entities and the rise of the no-harm rule --
The path to the public good.
Other Titles: God versus the gavel
Responsibility: Marci A. Hamilton ; foreword by Edward R. Becker.
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