Non-Mainstream Religions and the Law

Pamela Edwards

CUNY School of Law

June 13, 2011

This essay analyzes how U.S. courts treat non-mainstream religions as compared to mainstream religions. Despite the commonalities shared by all religions, courts allow States to infringe upon the religious practices of adherents of non-mainstream religions more frequently than adherents of mainstream religions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: Santeria, Native American Church, Voodoo, Religions, Religious Practices

JEL Classification: K19

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Date posted: June 14, 2011  

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Edwards, Pamela, Non-Mainstream Religions and the Law (June 13, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1864267 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1864267

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CUNY School of Law ( email )
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Flushing, NY 11367-1300
United States
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