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The Supreme Court and religion in American life

Author: James Hitchcock
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2004] ©2004
Series: New forum books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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School vouchers. The Pledge of Allegiance. The ban on government grants for theology students. The abundance of church and state issues brought before the Supreme Court in recent years underscores an incontrovertible truth in the American legal system: the relationship between the state and religion in this country is still fluid and changing. Hitchcock traces the history of the way the Court has rendered important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Hitchcock
ISBN: 0691116962 9780691116969 0691119236 9780691119236
OCLC Number: 54029527
Description: 2 volumes ; 24 cm.
Contents: v. 1. The odyssey of the religion clauses --
v. 2. From "higher law" to "sectarian scruples."
Series Title: New forum books.
Responsibility: James Hitchcock.
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Offers an analysis and interpretation of the Court's historical understanding of religion, explaining the revolutionary change that occurred in the 1940s. This book examines how a strict separation  Read more...

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