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Trends in the Supreme Court: Mr. Jefferson’s Crumbling Wall – A Comment on Lynch v. Donnelly


William W. Van Alstyne


Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

1984

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 1984, p. 770, 1984
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-152

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This critique strives to makes sense of the Court’s decision in Lynch v. Donnelly within the context of the First Amendment’s separation of church and state and the traditional wall that was characterized to distinguish such a separation during this U.S.’s founding years. This paper asserts that instead of a wall, the separation may best be characterized as a bridge allowing government to favor one religion only when the religion produces a symbiotic effect beneficial to the government.

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Keywords: First Amendment, Church State Separation

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

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Van Alstyne, William W., Trends in the Supreme Court: Mr. Jefferson’s Crumbling Wall – A Comment on Lynch v. Donnelly (1984). Duke Law Journal, Vol. 1984, p. 770, 1984; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-152. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1931821

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Duke School of Law
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