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The Failure of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment


William W. Van Alstyne


Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

1996

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, 1996
William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-174

Abstract:     
This article argues that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is unconstitutional because it exceeds the limits of Congress's authorized powers. The RFRA requires interpreting Sections 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment as giving Congress the power to review and override the Supreme Court's decisions on any matter related to the states.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 37

Keywords: religion, Fourteenth Amendment, Congress power

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Date posted: December 1, 2011  

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Van Alstyne, William W., The Failure of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment (1996). Duke Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, 1996; William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-174. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1966707

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William W. Van Alstyne (Contact Author)
Duke University School of Law ( email )
Box 90360
Duke School of Law
Durham, NC 27708
United States
William & Mary Law School ( email )
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P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States
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