The Constitutionality of School Prayer: Or why Engel v. Vitale may have had it Right all Along

Author:William P. Marshall
Position::Kenan Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law. Thanks to Tom Berg for his comments on an earlier draft of this article and to Jim Beattie, Joanne Brant and Rodney Smith for their helpful critiques. I am also indebted to Jon Dugan, Josh Roquemore, and Lauren Russell for their research assistance.
Pages:339-371
SUMMARY

Political and opinion leaders continue to effectively use the ban on school prayer to galvanize political opposition to the Supreme Court and to what is perceived as an overly secularized society. The religious right, a movement that owes its existence, at least in part, to the public reaction against school prayer decisions, remains a potent political force. Public-school prayer continues to be... (see full summary)

 
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