Friday, September 14, 2012

Daily Read: Ashe on Religion Clauses

Are the First Amendment's Religion Clauses good for women? 

ConLawProf Marie Ashe suggests not, at least as the constitutional provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court since 1879.


The article, Women’s Wrongs, Religions’ Rights: Women, Free Exercise, and Establishment in American Law, 21 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 163, is available on ssrn. 

It's a must-read for anyone teaching First Amendment or doing scholarly work on the history or current construction of the Religion Clauses.

[image: The Baptism of Pocahontas, by John Gadsby Chapman, circa 1840, via]

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