Lupu, Tuttle, and Singling out Religion

9 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2016

Date Written: December 6, 2016


Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle’s Secular Government, Religious People is one of the very best overviews of the American law of religious liberty in print. Their fundamental claim is that religious liberty in America is founded on a jurisdictional limit upon government competence. A keystone of the book’s argument is its response to the increasingly salient question, “what makes religion special?.” That response has important implications for religious accommodation. This brief review focuses on those issues.

Keywords: Religious Liberty, Ira Lupu, Robert Tuttle

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39

Suggested Citation

Koppelman, Andrew M., Lupu, Tuttle, and Singling out Religion (December 6, 2016). 111 Northwestern University Law Review Online 41 (2016); Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 16-26. Available at SSRN: or

Andrew M. Koppelman (Contact Author)

Northwestern University School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
312-503-8431 (Phone)

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