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Religious Liberty and the American Supreme Court: The Essential Cases and Documents

Religious Liberty and the American Supreme Court: The Essential Cases and Documents

by Vincent Phillip Munoz
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Throughout American history, legal battles concerning the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty have been among the most contentious issue of the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Religious Liberty and the American Supreme Court: The Essential Cases and Documents represents the most authoritative and up-to-date overview of the landmark cases that have defined religious freedom in America. Noted religious liberty expert Vincent Philip Munoz (Notre Dame) provides carefully edited excerpts from over fifty of the most important Supreme Court religious liberty cases. In addition, Munoz’s substantive introduction offers an overview on the constitutional history of religious liberty in America. Introductory headnotes to each case provides the constitutional and historical context. Religious Liberty and the American Constitution will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested matters of religious freedom from the Republics earliest days to current debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442208285
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 678
Sales rank: 883,308
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Vincent Phillip Munoz is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Munoz writes and teaches across the fields of constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy.

Table of Contents

Cases by Subject Matter
Notes on the Text
1 Reynolds v. United States (1879)
2 Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States (1892)
3 Bradfield v. Roberts (1899)
4 Cantwell v. State of Connecticut (1940)
5 Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940)
6 Jones v. Opelika; Bowden v. Fort Smith; Jobin v. Arizona (1942)
7 Murdock v. Pennsylvania (City of Jeannette) (1943)
8 West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)
9 Follett v. Town of McCormick (1944)
10 Everson v. Board of Education of Ewing Township (1947)
11 Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education (1948)
12 Zorach v. Clauson (1952)
13 Torcaso v. Watkins (1961)
14 Braunfeld v. Brown (1961)
15 Engel v. Vitale (1962)
16 Abington School District v. Schempp (1963)
17 Sherbert v. Verner (1963)
18 United States v. Seeger (1965)
19 Board of Education v. Allen (1968)
20 Epperson v. Arkansas (1968)
21 Walz v. Tax Commission of the City of New York (1970)
22 Welsh v. United States (1970)
23 Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971)
24 Tilton v. Richardson (1971)
25 Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)
26 Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty v. Nyquist (1973)
27 McDaniel v. Paty (1978)
28 Stone v. Graham (1980)
29 Thomas v. Review Board of the Indiana Employment Security Division (1981)
30 Widmar v. Vincent (1981)
31 United States v. Lee (1982)
32 Bob Jones University v. United States (1983)
33 Mueller v. Allen (1983)
34 Marsh v. Chambers (1983)
35 Lynch v. Donnelly (1984)
36 Wallace v. Jaffree (1985)
37 Witters v. Washington Department of Services for the Blind (1986)
38 Goldman v. Weinberger (1986)
39 Edwards v. Aguillard (1987)
40 Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v. Amos (1987)
41 Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association (1988)
42 Texas Monthly, Inc. v. Bullock (1989)
43 County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union,
Greater Pittsburgh Chapter (1989)
44 Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith (1990)
45 Board of Education of the Westside Community Schools v. Mergens (1990)
46 Lee v. Weisman (1992)
47 Lamb’s Chapel and John Steigerwald v. Center Moriches Union Free
School District (1993)
48 Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah (1993)
49 Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District (1993)
50 Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board v. Pinette (1995)
51 Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia (1995)
52 Agostini v. Felton (1997)
53 City of Boerne v. Flores (1997)
54 Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe (2000)
55 Mitchell v. Helms (2000)
56 Good News Club v. Milford Central School (2001)
57 Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002)
58 Locke v. Davey (2004)
59 Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow (2004)
60 Van Orden v. Perry (2005)
61 McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky (2005)
62 Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (2010)
63 Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn (2011)
64 Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012)
A A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia (1777, 1786)
Thomas Jefferson
B Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments (1785)
James Madison
C Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 and Barnes v. Falmouth (1810)
D Records of the First Congress Pertaining to the Drafting of the
Religion Clauses of the First Amendment (1789)
E Letter to the Annual Meeting of Quakers (1789)
George Washington
F Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport (1790)
George Washington
G Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association (1802)
Thomas Jefferson

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