How Free Can Religion Be?

University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-00

University of Illinois Press, July 2006

Posted: 13 Jul 2006

Abstract

"How Free Can Religion Be?" traces the evolution of the Supreme Court's treatment of the First Amendment Religion Guarantees, ranging from strict separation to neutrality to accommodation and nonendorsement to equality and nonpreferentialism. The text employs eight principle cases (Reynolds, Everson, Yoder, Epperson, Engel, Smith, Rosenberger, Locke v. Davey) as the foundation for a wide-ranging and Socratic discussion of the evolving meanings of religious freedom in America.

Keywords: First Amendment, Religion, Constitutional Law, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court

Suggested Citation

Bezanson, Randall P., How Free Can Religion Be?. University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-00; University of Illinois Press, July 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=913703

Randall P. Bezanson (Contact Author)

University of Iowa College of Law ( email )

Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
319-335-9171 (Phone)
319-335-9098 (Fax)

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