LAWS 7732 Church and State (Fall: 3 or 2 )
This course will examine the multitude of legal and policy issues that flow from the "Religion Clauses" of the First Amendment (Establishment and Free Exercise). The prohibition on establishment raises important questions such as religion in schools, aid to religious schools, and governmental display of religious symbols such as crosses and the Ten Commandments. The guarantee of free exercise presents particular problems when the practices of minority religions vary from generally applicable norms. We will consider the intersection of religion and national security in the context of measures that seem to single out the Islamic faith for special scrutiny.
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