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Law and Religion: Cases in Context

Summary of Contents:


Part I. What Is Religion?

Chapter 1:    Malnak v. Yogi: Transcendental Mediation and the Definition of Religion
Chapter 2:    United States v. Ballard: Government Prohibited from Declaring Religious Truth

Part II. Free Exercise

Chapter 3:    Wisconsin v. Yoder: An Anthropologist Shapes a Supreme Court Decision
Chapter 4:    Goldman v. Weinberger: Religious Freedom Confronts Military Uniformity
Chapter 5:    Bob Jones University v. United States: A Journey Through Scripture and History
Chapter 6:    Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith: The Battle for Religious
Chapter 7:    Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah: Protection of Majority Religions’ Privilege
                      at the Nexus of Race, Class, and Ethnicity

Part III. Establishment

Chapter 8:    Lemon v. Kurtzman: The Parochial School Crisis and the Establishment Clause
Chapter 9:    Lynch v. Donnelly and County of Allegheny v. ACLU: “Christ Is Not a Turkey”
Chapter 10:  Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet: A Religious Group’s Quest for Its
                      Own Public School
Chapter 11:  Edwards v. Aguillard: Evolution and Creation in the Legal Crucible
Chapter 12:  Rosenberger v. Rector of University of Virginia: The Triumph of the Neutrality

Part IV. Accommodation and Tolerance

Chapter 13:  Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v. Amos: Addressing Tensions
                      Between Free Exercise and Establishment
Chapter 14:  Freeman v. Department of Highway Safety and Webb v. Philadelphia: Accommodation Tangles in the
                      Laws About Hair