Journal of Law and Government Policy: Religious Liberty Litigation: Where Do We Go From Here?
The fifth volume of the Oak Brook College Journal of Law and Government Policy contains six articles that discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the two Ten Commandments cases in the year 2005. In one case the Court held that the Ten Commandments display was constitutional. In the other case the Court ruled that the display violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. The individual opinions expressed by the Justices on what was constitutional in the McCreary and Van Orden cases, the vacancies on the Court, and the changing political climate make it appropriate to ask the question, What is the future of religious liberty litigation in this country? This was the main topic of an Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy Leadership Forum held in November 2005.
During the Forum many topics related to religious liberty were explored, including the true meaning of the religion clauses in the First Amendment, property rights under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act, possible constitutional limitations on the authority of the federal judiciary, religious liberty and hate crimes, and the underlying philosophy of government incorporated into the First Amendment. These presentations provide the text for this issue of the Journal of Law and Government Policy:
Restoring the Rule of Law to the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America — Herbert W. Titus
Philosophy of Government vs. Religion and the First Amendment — Robert J. Barth
The Establishment Clause and the First Amendment — John A. Eidsmoe
Religious Liberty and Land Use — Hiram S. Sasser
Religious Liberty and Public Office — Scott A. Brister
- Format: Softcover
- Length: 180 pages
- Publisher: Oak Brook College of Law, 2006
- ISBN: 1543-8708
- Dimensions: 9", 6", 1/2"