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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Instructional Aids

Volume 4 . Chapter 12

Key Terms

compelling state interest


Equal Access Act

judicial review

public welfare legislation

released time

religion of secularism


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Supreme Court's interpretation of the First Amendment religion clauses in a variety of contexts, including
    • aid to religious schools
    • released time programs
    • prayer and Bible readings in public schools
    • church property tax exemptions
    • compulsory attendance requirements
    • tax credits to parents with children in private schools

Short-Answer Questions

1. Your state legislature is considering a bill that would reimburse parents for the cost of transporting their children to public and private elementary and secondary schools. A taxpayer claims that such a law would ...

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