Witnessing Their Faith: Religious Influence on Supreme Court Justices and Their Opinions

Witnessing Their Faith: Religious Influence on Supreme Court Justices and Their Opinions

by Jay Alan Sekulow
     
 

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Lawyer and evangelical Sekulow explores how the US Supreme Court has interpreted and applied the two clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution concerning religion during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the cases he cites are the Bible in public schools controversy and the Philadelphia riots, the Mormon controversy, the rise of the church-state separation

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Lawyer and evangelical Sekulow explores how the US Supreme Court has interpreted and applied the two clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution concerning religion during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the cases he cites are the Bible in public schools controversy and the Philadelphia riots, the Mormon controversy, the rise of the church-state separation movement, and school prayer. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Time Magazine
If God is heading to an appeals court, Jay Sekulow is likely to be sitting at the counsel table.
The Wall Street Journal
Through a daily talk-radio show, a television program broadcast largely on Christian stations, a grass-roots mobilization partnership and his own nearly one-million-strong email list, Mr. Sekulow can rally Christian activists to flood Capitol Hill with telephone calls or gather signatures on a petition literally in minutes. He's the evangelical community's representative on a White House-backed team of lawyers...
Business Week
Jay Sekulow is best known as the nation's top legal advocate for all causes Christian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742550643
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/23/2005
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Alan Sekulow is Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ). An accomplished and respected judicial advocate, Sekulow has presented oral arguments before the Supreme Court in numerous cases in defense of constitutional freedoms, especially those involving religion. The National Law Journal has twice named Sekulow one of the '100 Most Influential Lawyers' in the United States, and Time magazine named him one of the top twenty-five most influential Evangelicals in America. A popular guest on nationally televised news programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS, Sekulow has his own call-in radio program which is broadcast throughout the country on more than 500 radio stations and frequently contributes articles and commentary to national publications such as USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, and Washington Times.

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