Exploring Law and Religion
    by Doug Linder (2016)

FAMOUS TRIALS RAISING ISSUES OF RELIGION


Trial of Socrates


Trial of Jesus

Trial of Martin Luther

Trial of Sir Thomas More


Trial of Giordano Bruno

Trial of Galileo


Salem Witchcraft Trials

Carthage Conspiracy (Joseph Smith Murder) Trial

Scopes ("Monkey") Trial



RELIGION CLAUSES: CASE LAW AND ANALYSIS:

Introduction to the Establishment Clause

Prayer in the Public Schools

Vouchers & Other Aid to Religious Schools

The Evolution/Creationism Controversy

Theocracy Issues: Looking for Secular Purposes

Religious Symbols in Public Places

Student-Initiated Religious Speech

The Free Exercise Clause: Rise of the Compelling State Interest Test

The Free Exercise Clause: Narrowing of the Test

To see a course syllabus, jump to: RELIGION & THE LAW SYLLABUS.


(All teachers are welcome to adopt this material for their own courses. DL)
 

John Scopes, attorney John Neal, and Scopes trial booster George Rappleyea walk beside a "Read Your Bible" sign in 1925.


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...


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