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Islam in the Mind of American Courts: 1800-1960


Marie A. Failinger


Hamline University - School of Law

May 1, 2011

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2012

Abstract:     
This article surveys references to Islam and Muslims in American court opinions from 1800 to 1960. It argues that American judges as a group portray an ambivalent attitude toward Muslims, some treating Islam disparagingly or as an exotic and fanciful religion, and others emphasizing the religious equality that Muslims deserve.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: Islam, Muslims, legal history, religious liberty, religious minorities

JEL Classification: J7, K00

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Date posted: June 11, 2011 ; Last revised: January 25, 2013

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Failinger, Marie A., Islam in the Mind of American Courts: 1800-1960 (May 1, 2011). Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1860362

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