Daniel Conkle's Religion, Law, and the Constitution (Concepts and Insights) PDF

By Daniel Conkle

ISBN-10: 1634597648

ISBN-13: 9781634597647

This inventive and tightly reasoned publication brings a degree of coherency to this debatable and doubtless chaotic box of legislation. It starts off via recounting the background of yankee spiritual liberty, from its Lockean origins to the 1st modification to the current day. Drawing upon that historical past, it identifies a collection of embedded and evolving constitutional values: spiritual voluntarism, admire for non secular id, spiritual equality, and freedom of spiritual speech, in addition to broader structural values corresponding to keeping culture, retaining govt from faith, and preserving faith from govt. The publication returns to those values repeatedly because it explores and evaluates the preferrred Court’s modern First modification doctrine below the unfastened workout and institution Clauses, in addition to its safety of non secular speech lower than the loose Speech Clause. A separate bankruptcy discusses different vital resources of spiritual freedom, together with the spiritual Freedom recovery Act (RFRA) and the non secular Land Use and Institutionalized people Act (RLUIPA).

The ebook offers complete and updated assurance of the entire significant aspects of the superb Court’s decisionmaking, together with the Court’s normal doctrinal exams in addition to its rulings and reasoning particularly parts, for instance, touching on prayer and spiritual guide within the public colleges, non secular symbolism in different settings, legislative prayer, monetary relief to spiritual faculties and enterprises, and claims for spiritual exemptions less than RFRA and RLUIPA. It offers selective insurance of decrease court docket judgements to boot, for example, less than the land use provisions of RLUIPA. it is also references to prime educational works. In its concluding bankruptcy, the ebook highlights ongoing advancements within the American non secular panorama and explains how they could impact the way forward for spiritual liberty within the United States.

Offering transparent exposition mixed with inventive and complicated research, this ebook could be of worth not just to scholars but in addition to students, legal professionals, and judges.

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