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And the Spirit of the Lord Spake within Them: Biblical References by State Supreme Courts, 1900-1999

26 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2010  

Matthew Reid Krell

University of Alabama - Department of Political Science

Date Written: December 20, 2010

Abstract

This early draft of a piece discussing the use of the Bible by State supreme courts does several things: first, it develops the independent variables to be used in a future study; it conducts a preliminary quantitative investigation to determine that controlled study is unnecessary; and it offers a qualitative study of judicial use of the Bible to examine what uses courts make.

Keywords: judiciary, state courts, federalism, religion, politics, bible

JEL Classification: K41

Suggested Citation

Krell, Matthew Reid, And the Spirit of the Lord Spake within Them: Biblical References by State Supreme Courts, 1900-1999 (December 20, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1728932 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1728932

Matthew Reid Krell (Contact Author)

University of Alabama - Department of Political Science ( email )

Box 870213
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0213
United States

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