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Freedom of Religion

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

2008

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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

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


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

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

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

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

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


A Welfare State Of Civil Rights: The Triumph Of The Therapeutic In American Constitutional Law, Daniel F. Piar Mar 2008

A Welfare State Of Civil Rights: The Triumph Of The Therapeutic In American Constitutional Law, Daniel F. Piar

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

This Article examines the influence of the therapeutic culture on the modem constitutional law of civil rights. The therapeutic culture is defined as one in which the central moral question is individual fulfillment. That culture has sprung up to replace older cultures such as Protestantism and classical republicanism, which are no longer capable of appealing to a nation as diverse as the United States. Instead of asking whether individuals or the nation conform to some external moral system, the therapeutic culture asks whether individuals are happy or fulfilled. This Article demonstrates that the therapeutic culture has had a significant effect ...