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(Same) Sex, Lies, And Democracy: Tradition, Religion, And Substantive Due Process (With An Emphasis On Obergefell V. Hodges), Stephen M. Feldman Dec 2015

(Same) Sex, Lies, And Democracy: Tradition, Religion, And Substantive Due Process (With An Emphasis On Obergefell V. Hodges), Stephen M. Feldman

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Substantive due process issues implicitly concern voice. Whose voice will be heard? Although such issues often remain submerged, the Justices occasionally translate them into disputes over democratic participation and power. The Supreme Court’s most important substantive due process decision in years, Obergefell v. Hodges, entailed such a battle over democracy. The multiple dissenting opinions insisted that the decision demeaned the opponents of same-sex marriage, many of whom were inspired by traditional values and religious convictions. The majority explicitly disagreed, reasoning that the case resolved the rights of same-sex couples to marry and did not diminish the opponents’ voices. The ...


Introduction: Perspectives On Religious Fundamentalism And Families In The U.S., Vivian E. Hamilton May 2010

Introduction: Perspectives On Religious Fundamentalism And Families In The U.S., Vivian E. Hamilton

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Fundamentalism, The First Amendment, And The Rise Of The Religious Right, Randall Balmer May 2010

Fundamentalism, The First Amendment, And The Rise Of The Religious Right, Randall Balmer

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God Of Our Fathers, Gods For Ourselves: Fundamentalism And Postmodern Belief, Frederick Mark Gedicks May 2010

God Of Our Fathers, Gods For Ourselves: Fundamentalism And Postmodern Belief, Frederick Mark Gedicks

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The "Licentiousness" In Religious Organizations And Why It Is Not Protected Under Religious Liberty Constitutional Provisions, Marci A. Hamilton May 2010

The "Licentiousness" In Religious Organizations And Why It Is Not Protected Under Religious Liberty Constitutional Provisions, Marci A. Hamilton

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Fundamentalist Challenges To Core Democratic Values: Exit And Homeschooling, Catherine J. Ross May 2010

Fundamentalist Challenges To Core Democratic Values: Exit And Homeschooling, Catherine J. Ross

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Separationism To The Extreme: The Mt. Soledad Cross And The Ninth Circuit's Crusade To Burden The Free Exercise Clause, Cameron M. Rountree Mar 2009

Separationism To The Extreme: The Mt. Soledad Cross And The Ninth Circuit's Crusade To Burden The Free Exercise Clause, Cameron M. Rountree

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Freedom To Err: The Idea Of Natural Selection In Politics, Schools, And Courts, Paul D. Carrington Oct 2008

Freedom To Err: The Idea Of Natural Selection In Politics, Schools, And Courts, Paul D. Carrington

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The Continuing Threshold Test For Free Exercise Claims, Andy G. Olree Oct 2008

The Continuing Threshold Test For Free Exercise Claims, Andy G. Olree

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When a claimant challenges some governmental law or action under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, courts have long required the claimant to make out a prima facie case that the government has burdened the exercise of the claimant's sincerely held religious beliefs. This requirement has been referred to as the threshold test for free exercise claims, since claimants must make this showing as a threshold matter before courts will proceed to evaluate the burden and the governmental interest at stake under some standard of scrutiny. This Article argues that although the Supreme Court of the United ...


The Cross At College: Accomodation And Acknowledgment Of Religion At Public Universities, Ira C. Lupu, Robert W. Tuttle Apr 2008

The Cross At College: Accomodation And Acknowledgment Of Religion At Public Universities, Ira C. Lupu, Robert W. Tuttle

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Empiricism, Religion, And Judicial Decision-Making, Stephen M. Feldman Oct 2006

Empiricism, Religion, And Judicial Decision-Making, Stephen M. Feldman

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No abstract provided.


Religions, Fragmentations, And Doctrinal Limits, Frederick Mark Gedicks Oct 2006

Religions, Fragmentations, And Doctrinal Limits, Frederick Mark Gedicks

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A House Divided? What Social Science Has To Say About The Culture War, David E. Campbell Oct 2006

A House Divided? What Social Science Has To Say About The Culture War, David E. Campbell

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Religious Tests In The Mirror: The Constitutional Law And Constitutional Etiquette Of Religion In Judicial Nominations, Paul Horwitz Oct 2006

Religious Tests In The Mirror: The Constitutional Law And Constitutional Etiquette Of Religion In Judicial Nominations, Paul Horwitz

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Social Reproduction And Religious Reproduction: A Democratic-Communitarian Analysis Of The Yoder Problem, Josh Chafetz Oct 2006

Social Reproduction And Religious Reproduction: A Democratic-Communitarian Analysis Of The Yoder Problem, Josh Chafetz

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No abstract provided.


Cutter And The Preferred Position Of The Free Exercise Clause, Steven Goldberg Apr 2006

Cutter And The Preferred Position Of The Free Exercise Clause, Steven Goldberg

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Up Against The Wall Of Separation: The Question Of American Religious Democracy, Bruce Ledewitz Dec 2005

Up Against The Wall Of Separation: The Question Of American Religious Democracy, Bruce Ledewitz

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Ten Commandments, Nine Judges, And Five Versions Of One Amendment - The First. ("Now What?"), William W. Van Alstyne Oct 2005

Ten Commandments, Nine Judges, And Five Versions Of One Amendment - The First. ("Now What?"), William W. Van Alstyne

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Upholding The Unbroken Tradition: Constitutional Acknowledgment Of The Ten Commandments In The Public Square, Greg Abbott Oct 2005

Upholding The Unbroken Tradition: Constitutional Acknowledgment Of The Ten Commandments In The Public Square, Greg Abbott

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The Original Meaning Of The Establishment Clause, Robert G. Natelson Oct 2005

The Original Meaning Of The Establishment Clause, Robert G. Natelson

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The Supreme Court And The Ten Commandments: Compounding The Establishment Clause Confusion, Jay A. Sekulow, Francis J. Manion Oct 2005

The Supreme Court And The Ten Commandments: Compounding The Establishment Clause Confusion, Jay A. Sekulow, Francis J. Manion

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But Could They Pray At Uva? The Fourth Circuit's Application Of The Supreme Court's School Prayer Jurisprudence To The Virginia Military Institute's Adult Cadets, Alexander A. Minard Feb 2005

But Could They Pray At Uva? The Fourth Circuit's Application Of The Supreme Court's School Prayer Jurisprudence To The Virginia Military Institute's Adult Cadets, Alexander A. Minard

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Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act Of 2000: The Land Use Provisions Are Both Unconstitutional And Unnecessary, Ada-Marie Walsh Dec 2001

Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act Of 2000: The Land Use Provisions Are Both Unconstitutional And Unnecessary, Ada-Marie Walsh

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The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 was Congress 'response to the Supreme Court's striking down of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in City of Boerne v. Flores. In promulgating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, Congress, inter alia, sought to protect the free exercise of religion from excessive governmental meddling while remedying discrimination suffered by religious individuals and groups in the area of land use. In dealing solely with land use provisions of the RLUIPA, the author argues that the Religious Land Use and lnstitutionalized Person Act is unconstitutional because it violates the ...


Religion, Rationality, And Special Treatment, Jane Rutherford Feb 2001

Religion, Rationality, And Special Treatment, Jane Rutherford

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Religion has always played a major role in American society, both politically and socially. Its influence on the Constitution is expressed in the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses. Why is religion given special treatment by the Constitution? In this Article, Professor Jane Rutherford makes a structural argument for religious liberty. Rutherford posits that religion is treated differently not because of the content of its views, but because of the various other functions it serves, such as providing voices for outsiders and advancing non-market values. Rutherford concludes that we should return to more serious enforcement of the Establishment and Free Exercise ...