The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court

The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court

by Frederick Lane

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The Religious Right has dedicated much of the last thirty years to molding the federal judiciary, always with an eye toward casting the Supreme Court in its image. Through broad political work that has involved grassroots campaigns as much as aggressive lobbying, and a welltended career path for conservative law students and attorneys, the Right has been incredibly effective in influencing major Court decisions on everything from laws banning prayer in school to women's secure access to abortion and birth control. How will the courts set in place in recent decades confront stem cell research, gay rights, or euthanasia in a new era? In The Court and the Cross, attorney and legal journalist Frederick Lane draws on legal history and savvy political analysis to expose, in layperson's terms, the Religious Right's unrelenting efforts to declare the United States a Christian nation.

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ISBN-13: 9780807044254
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Frederick S. Lane is a freelance journalist, lecturer, and expert witness. A graduate of Boston College Law School, he has written four previous books on how legal issues affect society. He currently resides with his family in Burlington, Vermont.

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