In God We Trust: How the Supreme Court's First Amendment Decisions Affect Organized Religion

FaithWalk Publishing, 2006 - 210 páginas
Throughout America's history, the First Amendment has been a lightning rod for the debate over religious freedom and its limitations within a free society. Intense legal battles have erupted over prayer in school, religious symbols on public property, and the teaching of evolution. And these battles continue as new judges with differing opinions are appointed to the Supreme Court and as society struggles with whether to be more or less tolerant of organized religion. In this unbiased examination of the effect of court decisions on organized religion in America. Kathryn Page Camp "transforms the daunting complexity of free exercise jurisprudence into a clear, simple, and enjoyable primer on when and how the American legal system resolves religious disputes," says attorney and author John Mauck, writing in the Foreword. "The narrative is enlivened by insightful and sometimes amusing anecdotes concerning Jefferson, Madison, and other giants (and pygmies) whose personalities and concerns still vitally affect our lives today." In God We Trust is an essential resource for pastors, pre-law students, educators, reporters, lawyers, judges, and others who care about issues surrounding the separation of church and state. Book jacket.

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The Third Amendment Becomes the First
Once Upon a Time
From Classroom to Courtroom
Away With the Manger
When Interests Collide
Congress Joins the Debate
Its None of Our Business
Appendix A
Supreme Court Case Index
About the Author 211
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Kathryn Page Camp is Associate General Counsel for the National Futures Association and has served as chair of the Futures and Derivatives Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. A regulatory attorney for 25 years, she holds degrees from Hope College (BA), DePaul University (MS) and Chicago-Kent College of Law (JD & LLM).

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