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Putting Faith In Europe: Should The U.S. Supreme Court Learn From The European Court Of Human Rights?, Antony Barone Kolenc 2017 Florida Coastal School of Law

Putting Faith In Europe: Should The U.S. Supreme Court Learn From The European Court Of Human Rights?, Antony Barone Kolenc

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


La Vida Y Andanzas De Un Libro Antiguo En Nueva España Y La Península Ibérica. Cultura Escrita En La Obra Hierofánica Del Doctor Don Alonso Alberto De Velasco, Raul Manuel Lopez Bajonero 2017 The University of Western Ontario

La Vida Y Andanzas De Un Libro Antiguo En Nueva España Y La Península Ibérica. Cultura Escrita En La Obra Hierofánica Del Doctor Don Alonso Alberto De Velasco, Raul Manuel Lopez Bajonero

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In 1688 a legal text, Renovación, was printed in Mexico City, the capital of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, that explains a twelve year trial that focuses on determining if a 16th century sculpture miraculously renewed itself. The final decision came from the Archbishop of Mexico City. A year after the book’s publication, the sculpture was recognized as miraculous. In 1699, ten years after this event, the author of Renovación wrote another book that narrates the same sculpture's history, Exaltación, but addressed a wider audience, and from a religious and pious perspective. The Exaltación was republished a ...


Do Discretionary Religious Exemptions Violate The Establishment Clause?, Carl H. Esbeck 2017 University of Missouri School of Law

Do Discretionary Religious Exemptions Violate The Establishment Clause?, Carl H. Esbeck

Faculty Publications

The Establishment Clause is not violated when government enacts regulatory or tax legislation but provides, concerning these new burdens, an accommodation for those holding conflicting religious beliefs or practices. Such religious exemptions are enacted at the discretion of the legislature and have as their purpose to ameliorate hardships borne by religious minorities and other dissenters who find themselves out of step with the prevailing social or legal culture. In an unbroken line of cases now spanning a century, the Supreme Court has seven times rejected the argument that a religious exemption contravenes the Establishment Clause. In some instances, no doubt ...


Newsroom: Donald Trump Vs. Roger Williams 05-09-2017, David Logan 2017 Roger Williams University School of Law

Newsroom: Donald Trump Vs. Roger Williams 05-09-2017, David Logan

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Burwell V. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.: Creating Power For Corporations At The Cost Of Changing Women’S Lives, Tara Zabehi 2017 Pepperdine University

Burwell V. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.: Creating Power For Corporations At The Cost Of Changing Women’S Lives, Tara Zabehi

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

No abstract provided.


The Era In Debate - What Can It Mean For Church Law?, Rev. Msgr. Anthony J. Bevilacqua 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Era In Debate - What Can It Mean For Church Law?, Rev. Msgr. Anthony J. Bevilacqua

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Difficult Definitional Problems In Tax Administration: Religion And Race, Jerome Kurtz 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Difficult Definitional Problems In Tax Administration: Religion And Race, Jerome Kurtz

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Sermon On The Mountain Of Cash: How To Curtail The Prosperity Scheme And Prevent Opportunists From “Preying” On Vulnerable Parishioners, Jacob M. Bass 2017 Boston College Law School

The Sermon On The Mountain Of Cash: How To Curtail The Prosperity Scheme And Prevent Opportunists From “Preying” On Vulnerable Parishioners, Jacob M. Bass

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

Many televangelists in the United States preach the “prosperity gospel,” a doctrine which teaches that a religiously faithful person who continually donates money to church ministries can expect God to grant material improvements to their finances, health, and relationships. Americans who participate in prosperity gospel churches often donate thousands of dollars to these churches, despite their difficulty financing such large donations and the lack of the promised material improvement to their lives. Televangelists who preach the prosperity gospel secretly use these donations to finance their extravagant lifestyles, instead of using the funds to support the faithful masses who continue to ...


O'Keeffe V. Ireland: The State's Obligation To Protect Children From Sexual Assault In State Schools, Heekyoung Lee 2017 Boston College Law School

O'Keeffe V. Ireland: The State's Obligation To Protect Children From Sexual Assault In State Schools, Heekyoung Lee

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

Ireland’s unique primary education system creates a national school system that is denominational, yet state-financed. The Irish government defers managerial duties to the Catholic Church, and this deference of duties relieves Ireland from liability. As a result, students in Ireland attending primary schools historically were not guaranteed legal protection from sexual assaults committed by faculty members. On January 28, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held in O’Keeffe v. Ireland that despite Ireland’s delegation of authority to religious denominations, the State was obligated to protect students from sexual assaults. The court reasoned ...


Creating Confusion Rather Than Clarity: The Sixth Circuit's (Lack Of) Decision In Tree Of Life Christian Schools V. Upper Arlington, Lindsey Edinger 2017 Boston College Law School

Creating Confusion Rather Than Clarity: The Sixth Circuit's (Lack Of) Decision In Tree Of Life Christian Schools V. Upper Arlington, Lindsey Edinger

Boston College Law Review

There is currently a split among five federal circuits as to what constitutes a secular comparator to a religious assembly or institution under the equal terms provision of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Stemming from this initial split, courts have further divided as to what is necessary to establish a prima facie case for an equal terms claim. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Tree of Life Christian Schools v. Upper Arlington became the most recent circuit to address the equal terms provision. Rather than providing a clear ...


The Lautsi Decision As Seen From (Christian) Europe, Pierre-Henri Prelot 2017 University of Maine School of Law

The Lautsi Decision As Seen From (Christian) Europe, Pierre-Henri Prelot

Maine Law Review

It is very interesting, as well as a strange, situation for the French to comment on behalf of the Americans in Lautsi case, especially the decisive pleading of Joseph Weiler in the Grand Chamber of the European Court in 2011. French people heard about Joseph Weiler a few years ago in 2009 when he published: “L’Europe Chretienne?: Une Excursion” (Christian Europr?: An Excursion). The book was prefaced by the French (Catholic) philosopher Remi Brague. The French edition had been translated from its 2003 Italian version. There is no English edition of it. Such a lacking may seem strange, but ...


The Lautsi Decision And The American Establishment Clause Experience: A Response To Professor Weiler, William P. Marshall 2017 University of Maine School of Law

The Lautsi Decision And The American Establishment Clause Experience: A Response To Professor Weiler, William P. Marshall

Maine Law Review

In Lautsi v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) held that an Italian law requiring crucifixes to be displayed in public school classrooms did not violate the European Convention on Human Rights (“European Convention”). In so holding, the ECHR sent the message that it would not incorporate American nonestablishment norms into its interpretation of the European Convention. They key advocate behind the Lautsi decision was Professor Joseph Weiler. Representing the nations intervening in the case on behalf of Italy, Professor Weiler took the lead in arguing against a strict nonestablishment interpretation of the European Convention—the position that ...


Freedom Of Religion And Freedom From Religion: The European Model, JHH Weiler 2017 University of Maine School of Law

Freedom Of Religion And Freedom From Religion: The European Model, Jhh Weiler

Maine Law Review

What place may religion have in our public space? In our definition of the State? In our educational systems? In defining our public identity? It is, in part, a question of and for democracy: Imagine a State with a majority of practicing Christians among its citizens. May they use the legislative and administrative institutions of the State to make theirs a Christian State? Would that not run up institutions of the State to make theirs a Christian State? Would that not run up against our most cherished constitutional principles of freedom, notable freedom of religion and freedom from religion? The ...


Introduction: Symposium: Law, Religion, And Lautsi V. Italy, Malick W. Ghachem 2017 University of Maine School of Law

Introduction: Symposium: Law, Religion, And Lautsi V. Italy, Malick W. Ghachem

Maine Law Review

This symposium offers a rare opportunity to see three of the finest minds in Law and Religion scholarship from both sides of the North Atlantic at work. Held at the University of Maine on March 23, 2012, the symposium featured a keynote address by Professor Joseph Weiler of New York University Law School. Professor Weiler’s remarks were occasioned by a 2011 decision of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) in Strasbourg, Lautsi v. Italy, upholding the constitutionality of the display of the crucifix in Italian public school classrooms under the European Convention of Human Rights (“the Convention”). The ...


The Tension Between Equal Protection And Religious Freedom, John M. Greabe 2017 Franklin Pierce Law Center

The Tension Between Equal Protection And Religious Freedom, John M. Greabe

Legal Scholarship

[Excerpt] "The Constitution did not become our basic law at a single point in time. We ratified its first seven articles in 1788 but have since amended it 27 times. Many of these amendments memorialize fundamental shifts in values. Thus, it should come as no surprise to learn that the Constitution is not an internally consistent document."

"Other constitutional provisions -- even provisions that were simultaneously enacted -- protect freedoms that can come into conflict with one another. The First Amendment, for example, promises both freedom from governmental endorsement of religion and freedom from governmental interference with religious practice. But how do ...


Intellectual Property Rights In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia In Light Of Sharia And The Trips Agreement, Abdulrahman Alabdulkarim 2017 Penn State Law

Intellectual Property Rights In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia In Light Of Sharia And The Trips Agreement, Abdulrahman Alabdulkarim

SJD Dissertations

This study aims to illustrate the current state of intellectual property rights (IPR) in Saudi Arabia in light of certain international agreements, specifically TRIPS, as well as Sharia law, that have informed the Saudi legislature in its creation and handling of intellectual property matters. Various matters of IP today may be debated among Saudi's Islamic jurists, which in turn may bring such issues into conflict with Sharia. Such conflicts over matters of IP cannot be dismissed lightly by the Saudi legislators. They must determine the proper enforcement and protection of IRP as stipulated by modern Saudi IP laws and ...


Doux Commerce, Religion, And The Limits Of Antidiscrimination Law, Nathan B. Oman 2017 William & Mary Law School

Doux Commerce, Religion, And The Limits Of Antidiscrimination Law, Nathan B. Oman

Indiana Law Journal

This Article addresses the question of law, religion, and the market directly. It does so by developing three theories of how one might conceptualize the proper relationship between commerce and religion. The first two theories I offer are not meant to be summaries of any position explicitly articulated by any particular thinker. There is a paucity of explicit reflection on the question of markets and reli-gion and virtually no effort to generate broad legal theories of that relationship. Rather, these theories are an attempt to explicitly articulate clusters of intuitions that seem to travel together. My hope is to show ...


The Secular Benefits Of Comparative Religious Education, Wen Jie (Fred) Tan 2017 Brigham Young University

The Secular Benefits Of Comparative Religious Education, Wen Jie (Fred) Tan

Brigham Young University Prelaw Review

This paper builds on current literature surrounding the need for increased religious freedom. Theories on conflict and threat describe how peace and religious freedom must be preceded by religious understanding. However, it is erroneous and presumptuous to claim that such religious understanding will increase naturally without intentional policies facilitating a climate tolerance and acceptance. Taboos limit governments' interaction with religion. It will be shown how secular benefits that religious freedom brings provide strong justification for cooperation between both institutions. A policy of comparative religious education improves mutual religious understanding and helps bring about increased economic growth and national security. Because ...


The French Veil Ban: A Transnational Legal Feminist Approach, Sital Kalantry 2017 Cornell Law School

The French Veil Ban: A Transnational Legal Feminist Approach, Sital Kalantry

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

After the gruesome terrorist attack that killed eighty-four people in Nice, many beach towns in France began to ban Muslim women from wearing the "burkini" on beaches. The burkini, which was created by an Australian designer, is modest swimwear that covers the body and hair. The Nice attack occurred on the heels of a series of attacks in France. The timing of the French burkini ban suggests it was targeting Muslims due to the anger over the attacks. The argument that burkinis are not hygienic is a fig leaf for other more pernicious justifications. Others argue that religious garb generally ...


Global Issues In Freedom Of Speech And Religion: Cases And Materials, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Alan Brownstein 2017 Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Global Issues In Freedom Of Speech And Religion: Cases And Materials, Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Alan Brownstein

Leslie Gielow Jacobs

Brownstein and Jacobs's Global Issues in Freedom of Speech and Religion: Cases and Materials is a companion volume to existing materials. Designed to assist professors in introducing issues of international and comparative law, this title is ideal for use in educational courses that address:

  • The First Amendment
  • Law and religion
  • Individual rights
  • Other topics dealing with free speech and religious liberty


In order to make companion materials understandable and accessible to students as well as to professors who have not taught the materials before, this title:

  • Includes case excerpts, helpful background materials, and notes
  • Is set out in a ...


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