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What is 'An Establishment of Religion?'


William W. Van Alstyne


William & Mary Law School

1987

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 65, p. 909, 1987
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-142

Abstract:     
This critical examination of the phrase “an establishment of religion” contained within the First Amendment uses an analysis to the exact language to draw out several possible interpretations, including: state established churches, the conventional understanding restricting any legislation dealing with religion, and the existence of religion in the actual operation of government.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: First Amendment, Establishment Clause, religion

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Date posted: September 21, 2011 ; Last revised: October 6, 2011

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Van Alstyne, William W., What is 'An Establishment of Religion?' (1987). North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 65, p. 909, 1987; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-142. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1931037

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William & Mary Law School ( email )
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P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States
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