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Irish Law 2004, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2004

Irish Law 2004, Notre Dame Law School

About the Law School

Dear Notre Dame Law School Class of 2007, Welcome to Notre Dame Law School! We are thrilled to be among the first to receive you into our family. We know that this is an exciting and scary time for you, and if you are anything like we were just a couple of years ago, you probably have plenty of questions about law school, Notre Dame, and South Bend. That's why we're sending you this Guide. We hope that it will give you answers to many of your questions and that it will provide a window into what Notre ...


Assimilation, Toleration, And The State's Interest In The Development Of Religious Doctrine, Richard Garnett Jan 2004

Assimilation, Toleration, And The State's Interest In The Development Of Religious Doctrine, Richard Garnett

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Thirty-five years ago, in the context of a church-property dispute, Justice William Brennan observed that government interpretation of religious doctrine and judicial intervention in religious disputes are undesirable, because when civil courts undertake to resolve [doctrinal] controversies..., the hazards are ever present of inhibiting the free development of religious doctrine and of implicating secular interests in matters of purely ecclesiastical concern. This statement, at first, seems wise and fittingly cautious, even unremarkable and obvious. On examination, though, it turns out to be intriguing, elusive, and misleading. Indeed, Justice Brennan's warning presents hazards of its own, and its premises - if ...