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Constitutional Commitments and Religious Identity

Bernadette A. Meyler

Stanford Law School

April 15, 2010

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming

This essay comments on Steve Shiffrin's The Religious Left and Church-State Relations. It contends, on the one hand, that Shiffrin has valuably brought to the fore various reasons why religious believers might resist close relations between church and state. On the other hand, it argues that no fundamental connection exists between the "religious Left" and a particular position on church-state relations and that religious liberals will not necessarily be more persuasive than secular liberals in arguing against positions espoused by religious conservatives.

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Keywords: First Amendment, homeschooling, religious liberals

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Date posted: April 16, 2010  

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Meyler, Bernadette A., Constitutional Commitments and Religious Identity (April 15, 2010). Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1590390

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Stanford, CA 94305-8610
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