TITLE

WASHINGTON DIARIST: God Again

AUTHOR(S)
Wieseltier, Leon
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;3/21/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 10, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers a firsthand look at the Supreme Court case in which conservatives argued that the monument of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state capitol in Austin, Texas, deserves the protection of the Court. Claim of the conservatives that the Ten Commandments monument is a historical and secular symbol of a common heritage; Opinion of the justices that the Ten Commandments are a form of religious expression; Statement made by one of the justices that the United States is a religious country; Criticism of Justice Antonin Scalia's expression of dogmas as proofs.
ACCESSION #
16389748

 

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