Constitutional Separation of Church and State: The Quest for a Coherent Position
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
American Political Science Review, Vol. 57, pp. 865-882, 1963
While not claiming to be dispositive, this article seeks to alleviate some of the confusion surrounding the current stance of the Supreme Court in regards to the separation of church and state. This piece strives to articulate the standard of church-state separation the Supreme Court applies, demonstrate a number of open questions surrounding this standard, and propose certain answers to such questions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Establishment Clause, First AmendmentAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 13, 2011 ; Last revised: October 6, 2011
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