The Wisdom and Constitutionality of Teaching Intelligent Design in Public Schools

8 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2011  

Arnold H. Loewy

Texas Tech University School of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

In "The Wisdom and Constitutionality of Teaching Intelligent Design in Public Schools", Professor Loewy explores the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design alongside evolution in public schools. In the article, Loewy explains that while the government cannot support or approve of religion in schools, it also cannot disapprove of religion. He argues a ban on teaching intelligent design in schools constitutes disapproval of religion, and is therefore unconstitutional under the neutrality standard required by the Supreme Court.

Keywords: intelligent design, first amendment, constitution

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Loewy, Arnold H., The Wisdom and Constitutionality of Teaching Intelligent Design in Public Schools (2006). First Amendment Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1762203

Arnold H. Loewy (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )

1802 Hartford
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

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