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Constitutional Commentary, 2009

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 130

5 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2009 Last revised: 27 Jul 2009

Nelson Tebbe

Cornell Law School

Date Written: july 27, 2009


This short piece comments on Kent Greenawalt's new book, Religion and the Constitution: Establishment and Fairness. It argues that although Greenawalt's eclectic approach carries certain obvious costs, his theory cannot be evaluated without comparing its advantages and disadvantages to those of its competitors. It concludes by giving some sense of what that comparative calculus might look like.

Keywords: establishment clause, religious liberty

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Tebbe, Nelson, Eclecticism (july 27, 2009). Constitutional Commentary, 2009; Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 130. Available at SSRN:

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