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The Resource Free exercise of religion and the United States Constitution : the Supreme Court's challenge, Mark P. Strasser

Free exercise of religion and the United States Constitution : the Supreme Court's challenge, Mark P. Strasser

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Free exercise of religion and the United States Constitution : the Supreme Court's challenge
Title
Free exercise of religion and the United States Constitution
Title remainder
the Supreme Court's challenge
Statement of responsibility
Mark P. Strasser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States is extremely diverse religiously and, not infrequently, individuals sincerely contend that they are unable to act in accord with law as a matter of conscience. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the free exercise of religion and the United States Supreme Court has issued many decisions exploring the depth and breadth of those protections. This book addresses the Court’s free exercise jurisprudence, discussing what counts as religion and the protections that have been afforded to a variety of religious practices. Regrettably, the Court has not offered a principled and consistent account of which religious practices are protected or even how to decide whether a particular practice is protected, which has resulted in similar cases being treated dissimilarly. Further, the Court’s free exercise jurisprudence has been used to provide guidance in interpreting federal statutory protections, which is making matters even more chaotic. This book attempts to clarify what the Court has said in the hopes that it will contribute to the development of a more consistent and principled jurisprudence that respects the rights of the religious and the non-religious." -- Publisher's website
Member of
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1955-
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Strasser, Mark Philip
Dewey number
342.7308/52
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
ICLARS series on law and religion
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Freedom of religion
  • Church and state
Label
Free exercise of religion and the United States Constitution : the Supreme Court's challenge, Mark P. Strasser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Free exercise and the definition of religion -- Institutional autonomy and the ministerial exception -- Fighting wars and claims of conscience -- Early modern free exercise -- Free exercise becomes (more) chaotic -- The Smith revolution -- Corporate conscience -- Lower courts and the protection of religion
Control code
on1027814388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351258555
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027814388
Label
Free exercise of religion and the United States Constitution : the Supreme Court's challenge, Mark P. Strasser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Free exercise and the definition of religion -- Institutional autonomy and the ministerial exception -- Fighting wars and claims of conscience -- Early modern free exercise -- Free exercise becomes (more) chaotic -- The Smith revolution -- Corporate conscience -- Lower courts and the protection of religion
Control code
on1027814388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351258555
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027814388

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