Establishment of Religion: How Recent Cases Affect Local Governments (On-Demand)
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The First Amendment prohibits government from making laws "respecting an establishment of religion," but what does that mean? Until recently, courts have interpreted the Establishment Clause broadly to prevent "excessive government entanglement with religion." However, a recent US Supreme Court case jettisoned “excessive entanglement” and deemphasized the role of the Establishment Clause in limiting governmental action. We will explore how this shift affects Washington local governments in areas such as religious expression in the workplace, display of religiously themed art and monuments, and legislative prayer.
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