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By Franklyn Saul Haiman

First modification rights were one of the such a lot fiercely debated themes within the aftermath of Sept. 11. within the present atmosphere and fervor for “homeland security,” own freedoms in alternate for safety are coming less than extra scrutiny. between those assured freedoms are the security of non secular expression given by way of the U.S. structure and the constitutional prohibitions opposed to behaviors that violate the separation of church and country. The mandate that the govt. “shall make no legislation respecting an institution of faith, or prohibiting the loose workout thereof” is a common precept that has guided American courts in studying the unique motive of the 1st modification. In Religious Expression and the yank Constitution, Haiman makes a speciality of the present kingdom of yankee legislation with recognize to a huge diversity of debatable concerns affecting non secular expression, either verbal and nonverbal, in addition to a overview of the hot background of every factor to supply an entire understanding.

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