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The Cultural Defense: Reflections in Light of the Model Penal Code and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Kent Greenawalt

in Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676590
eISBN:
9780191756023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676590.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter examines the most ambitious attempt in the United States to draft a systematic criminal code—the influential Model Penal Code, and its commentaries—to see what mention is made of, and ... More


Five Questions About Religion Judges Are Afraid to Ask*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“Five Questions About Religion Judges Are Afraid to Ask” explores various matters that judges often avoid, partly because their involvement would constitute an inappropriate connection between state ... More


Discrimination Based on Religion

Stephen J. Vodanovich and Deborah E. Rupp

in Employment Discrimination: A Concise Review of the Legal Landscape

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780190085421
eISBN:
9780190085452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190085421.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the religious protections offered by the First Amendment, followed by Title VII’s provisions against religious discrimination. The authors summarize some ... More


Freedom of and from Religion

Lucas A. Powe Jr.

in America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297807
eISBN:
9780520970014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297807.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Supreme Court cases that were filed over the issue of freedom of and from religion in Texas. In 2011, Governor Rick Perry designated April 22–24 as official days of prayer for ... More


The World That Smith Made

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay argues that the decision in Employment Division v. Smith has shaped the contemporary politics of religious freedom in the United States. Sullivan describes the diversity of religious ... More


“Grandfather God” and the Missionaries: “Totally Good for Nothing”

Barbara Alice Mann

in Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath: The Twinned Cosmos of Indigenous America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199997060
eISBN:
9780190456481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997060.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Beginning with the first wave of invasion, Christian Europeans sought to destroy Indigenous spiritualities. From 1819 on, forced assimilation was US governmental policy, heavily implemented when the ... More


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