And I Don't Care What It Is: Religious Neutrality in American Law

26 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2013

Date Written: January 16, 2013


The American law of freedom of religion is in trouble, because growing numbers of critics, including a near-majority of the Supreme Court, are ready to cast aside the ideal of religious neutrality. My new book, Defending American Religious Neutrality, defends the claim, which unfortunately has become an audacious one, that American religious neutrality is coherent and attractive. This article is adapted from the book’s introduction, and briefly describes its claims.

Keywords: Religion, constitutional law, neutrality

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39

Suggested Citation

Koppelman, Andrew M., And I Don't Care What It Is: Religious Neutrality in American Law (January 16, 2013). Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 39, 2013; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-04; Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-07. Available at SSRN:

Andrew M. Koppelman (Contact Author)

Northwestern University School of Law ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60611
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