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A Jurisprudence in Shambles: Resolving the Supreme Court’s Tortured Treatment of Religion and the First Amendment


Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Time: 12:00PM - 02:00PM
Description: The Establishment Clause enshrines the American ideal of separating state and religious affairs. Though seemingly straightforward, the Clause has given rise to a quagmire of overlapping tests, conflicting precedents, and puzzling plurality opinions. Justice Thomas recently referred to the Supreme Court’s treatment of the Clause as “a jurisprudence in shambles.” This term, the Court will revisit its Establishment Clause doctrine in Town of Greece v. Galloway. Will the Justices take this opportunity to embrace a new test? What would a cohesive Establishment Clause doctrine look like? Our speakers will address these contentious issues in a lively discussion panel
Sponsor: The Federalist Society
URL: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/fall/2013/20131028.cfm
Location: Room 603
Contact Name: SECLE
Contact Phone: 202.274.4075
Contact Email: secle@wcl.american.edu
Posted On: 10/22/13

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