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American courts have recognized the importance of church-state separation. In a body of law that has evolved over more than two centuries, our courts have interpreted the First Amendment to ban compelled support for religion while protecting the right to worship as every American sees fit. This section examines the legal underpinnings of church-state separation and court interpretations of this principle.

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April 2014 Church & State

Faux Founders

An Ambitious Band Of Religious Right Activists Has Hatched A Bold Scheme To Rewrite The Constitution More To Their Liking

July/August 2013 Church & State

A Founder's Foresight

Father Of The Constitution James MAdison Had Some Important Things To Say About Government-Sponsored Prayer. Will The Supreme Court Listen?

May 2013 Church & State

Ellery's Epic Exploit

How A 16-Year-Old Pennsylvania Boy And His Family Won An Important Church-State Victory At The Supreme Court 50 Years Ago