Religion and the Constitution /
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Religion and the Constitution /

Balancing respect for religious conviction and the values of liberal democracy is a daunting challenge for judges and lawmakers, particularly when religious groups seek exemption from laws that govern others. Should members of religious sects be able to use peyote in worship? Should pacifists be for...

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Main Author: Greenawalt, Kent, 1936-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006-©2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • v. 1. Free exercise and fairness. History and doctrine ; Freedom from compelled profession of belief, adverse targeting, and discrimination ; Conscientious objection to military service ; Religious exemptions and drug use ; Free exercise objections to educational requirements ; Sincerity ; Saying what counts as religious ; Controlled environments : military and prison life ; Indirect impingements : unemployment compensation ; Sunday closing laws and Sabbatarian business owners ; Government development of sacred property ; Difficult determinations : burden and government interest ; Land development and regulation ; Confidential communications with clergy ; Settling disputes over church property ; Wrongs and rights of religious association : the limits of tort liability for religious groups and their leaders ; Employment relations : ordinary discrimination and accommodation ; Employment relations : harassment ; Rights of religious associations : selectivity ; Medical procedures ; Child custody.
  • v. 2. Establishment and fairness. Introduction ; History ; The development of doctrine and its significance ; Government aid to religion and promulgating religious doctrine ; Religious words and symbols in public places ; Mild endorsements and promotions ; Public schools: devotions ; Public schools: teaching about religion ; Public schools: teaching whose content rests on religious views ; Establishment clause tests and standards ; Equal facilities and freedom of speech ; Chaplains in the military and in prison ; Religious groups exercising government power ; Religious law and civil law: using secular law to assure observance of practices with religious significance ; Tax exemptions and deductions ; Religion and the exemption strategy ; Limits of accommodation ; Financial support to religious institutions ; Aid to religious schools ; Religion clause skepticism ; Alternative approaches ; Justifications for the religion clauses ; Religiously based judgments and religious discourse in public life ; Legal Enforcement of religion-based morality ; Conclusion.