What is 'An Establishment of Religion?'
9 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2011 Last revised: 30 Dec 2014
Date Written: 1987
This critical examination of the phrase “an establishment of religion” contained within the First Amendment uses an analysis to the exact language to draw out several possible interpretations, including: state established churches, the conventional understanding restricting any legislation dealing with religion, and the existence of religion in the actual operation of government.
Keywords: First Amendment, Establishment Clause, religion
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