A Judicial Postscript to the Church-State Debates of 1989: How Porous the Wall, How Civil the State?
William W. Van Alstyne
Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School
Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy, Vol. 4, p. 559, 1990
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-161
This work is a continuation of the debate regarding the Establishment Clause. The focus lies with Justice O’Connor’s concurrence in County of Allegheny v. ACLU and how this opinion harkens back to a concept shared by Jefferson and Madison, that the establishment clause is designed to prevent government favoritism.
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Keywords: Establishment Clause, religion, First Amendment
Date posted: September 24, 2011 ; Last revised: December 29, 2014