Catholics on the Court

Chase, Harold W.
September 1960
New Republic;9/26/60, Vol. 143 Issue 14, p13
Focuses on the relationship between church and state in the U.S. Manners in which Supreme Court judges deals with the meaning of the First Amendment of the Constitution as it applies to freedom of religion and the relationship of church and state; Concern over priority given by Catholic Justices to church doctrine over the Constitution in their decisions and opinions; Statement made by Senator John F. Kennedy on religious issue before the American Society of Newspaper Editors asserting that the Supreme Court has a long history of Catholic Justices, none of whom, challenged on the fairness of their rulings on church-state relations; Role of First Amendment in limiting U.S. Congress' power in dealing with church-state issue.


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