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God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law
     

God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law

by Marci A. Hamilton, Edward R. Becker
 

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ISBN-10: 0521703387

ISBN-13: 9780521703383

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

God vs. the Gavel challenges the pervasive assumption that all religious conduct deserves constitutional protection. While religious conduct provides many benefits to society, it is not always benign. The thesis of the book is that anyone who harms another person should be governed by the laws that govern everyone else - and truth be told, religion is capable of

Overview

God vs. the Gavel challenges the pervasive assumption that all religious conduct deserves constitutional protection. While religious conduct provides many benefits to society, it is not always benign. The thesis of the book is that anyone who harms another person should be governed by the laws that govern everyone else - and truth be told, religion is capable of great harm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521703383
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Why the Law Must Govern Religious Entities: 1. The problem; 2. Children; 3. Marriage; 4. Religious land use and residential neighborhoods; 5. Schools; 6. The prisons and the military; 7. Discrimination; Part II. The History and Doctrine behind the Rule that Subjects Religious Entities to Duly Enacted Laws: 8. Boerne v. Flores: the case that fully restored the rule of law for religious entities; 9. The decline of the special treatment of religious entities and the rise of the no-harm rule; 10. The path to the public good.

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