TITLE

THE FALL OF FREE EXERCISE: FROM 'NO LAW' TO COMPELLING INTERESTS TO ANY LAW OTHERWISE VALID

AUTHOR(S)
Bonventre, Vincent Martin
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2007, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p1399
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the current constitutional status of free exercise of religion from a broad range of perspectives. According to the author, there is a large abyss between either of those and the current U.S. Supreme Court formulation that subordinates free exercise to any valid law whether free exercise of religion is interpreted to be absolute. It says that the Mormon polygamy cases in the late 1800s were among the Court's earliest forays into free exercise.
ACCESSION #
28811234

 

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