The Church-State Game: A Symposium on Kiryas Joel

Ball, William Bentley; Laycock, Douglas; Lewin, Nathan; McConnell, Michael W.
November 1994
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Nov1994, Issue 47, p36
Presents several opinions on the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Kiryas Joel v. Grumet which held that the New York State Legislature had acted unconstitutionally in establishing a school district specifically to meet the needs of the Satmar Hasidic Jewish sect. Information on how the Supreme Court is making a game out of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution; Attitude of justices of the Supreme Court toward religion; Criticisms on the reasons given by the Supreme Court for holding the action of the New York State Legislature unconstitutional.


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