Salazar v. Buono and the Future of the Establishment Clause
12 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2010 Last revised: 23 Jan 2014
Date Written: August 26, 2010
This essay reflects on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Salazar v. Buono, 130 S. Ct. 1803 (2010). The case involved a constitutional challenge, brought under the Establishment Clause, to a cross put up by private parties on government land in the Mojave National Preserve. This piece reviews the issues presented by the case (only some of which were addressed by the Supreme Court), and considers the future of the Establishment Clause in that light.
Keywords: Establishment Clause, endorsement test, Salazar v. Buono, passive displays, cross, religious, symbols
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