Pastor, Church & Law
clearly secular purpose
compelling government interest
neutral law of general applicability
Religious Freedom Restoration Act
- Explain the current meaning of the First Amendment's nonestablishment of religion clause.
- Explain the current meaning of the First Amendment's free exercise of religion clause.
- Apply the current meaning of both of the First Amendment's religion clauses to a variety of circumstances.
1. What three conditions must a law or governmental practice ordinarily satisfy to be consistent with the First Amendment's "establishment clause"?
2. What factors must a court consider in determining whether a particular law or governmental action violates ...
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