A Judicial Postscript to the Church-State Debates of 1989: How Porous the Wall, How Civil the State?
9 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2011 Last revised: 29 Dec 2014
Date Written: 1990
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.
Keywords: Establishment Clause, religion, First Amendment
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