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Georgetown University Law Center

2002

1632-1677

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Antonin Scalia, Baruch Spinoza, And The Relationship Between Church And State, Steven Goldberg Jan 2002

Antonin Scalia, Baruch Spinoza, And The Relationship Between Church And State, Steven Goldberg

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I begin with an outline of Spinoza's philosophy on church and state, followed by a demonstration that Scalia is headed in the same direction. I conclude by considering how Spinoza and Scalia might react to recent litigation in South Dakota involving an excommunication from a close-knit religious community, the Hutterite Church.