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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lund, Christopher C., Salazar v. Buono and the Future of the Establishment Clause (August 26, 2010). Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 105, p. 1387, 2011 ; Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 10-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1666282

Christopher C. Lund (Contact Author)

Wayne State University Law School ( email )

471 W. Palmer St.
Detroit, MI 48202
United States
(313) 577-4046 (Phone)

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