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eBook Religious Liberty, Vol. 4: Federal Legislation after the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, with More on the Culture Wars, 1st Edition

  • Volume 4
  • Douglas Laycock
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467451622
  • ISBN-13: 9781467451628
  • DDC: 342.730852
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 864 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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About

Overview

One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious liberty cases in the U.S. appellate courts and Supreme Court. His noteworthy scholarly and popular writings are being collected in four comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.

This volume presents a documentary history of the effort to replace the Religious Freedom Restoration Act with the Religious Liberty Protection Act, an effort that failed but led to narrower legislation protecting churches from hostile zoning and protecting the religious rights of prisoners. Documenting culture-war battles over religious liberty and abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriage, this volume includes journal articles, testimony to Congress, shorter popular writings, and letters to such political figures as Congressman Bobby Scott and President Barack Obama.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Emory University Studies in Law and Religion.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
1: Preface to Volume 4.
2: Introduction: Federal Religious Liberty Legislation after RFRA.
The Religious Liberty Protection Act.
3: 1997 House Testimony on Responding to Boerne.
4: 1997 Senate Testimony on Responding to Boerne.
5: Letter to Charles T. Canady re Eisgruber-Sager Objections.
6: June 1998 House Testimony on Religious Liberty.
7: Letter to Robert C. Scott re Democratic Objections.
8: 1998 Senate Testimony on Religious Liberty Protection Act.
9: July 1998 House Testimony on Religious Liberty Protection Act.
10: RLPA Opponents Grossly Distort Laycock Testimony on Gay Rights.
11: Mike Farris's False Charges about the Religious Liberty Protection Act.
12: What Do We Lose by Taking Out the Commerce Clause Section? Preliminary Listing.
13: 1999 House Testimony on Religious Liberty Protection Act.
14: Letter to Charles T. Canady re Texas Civil Rights Exception.
15: Memorandum to Cathy Cleaver re New Federalism Cases.
16: Talking Points in Response to the Dissenting Views of Representatives Conyers et al..
17: RLPA Fully Consistent with Federalism and Dual Sovereignty.
18: 1999 Senate Testimony on Religious Liberty.
The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.
A. The Land Use Provisions.
19: Letter to David Abney re Cases Pending at Enactment.
20: Zoning.
21: RLUIPA: Necessary, Modest, and Under-Enforced.
B. The Prison Provisions.
22: Holt v. Hobbs.
23: Holt v. Hobbs.
24: Holt v. Hobbs.
25: Holt v. Hobbs.
26: Holt v. Hobbs.
27: Holt v. Hobbs.
The Religious Liberty and Charitable Donation Protection Act.
A. The Litigation.
28: Christians v. Crystal Evangelical Free Church (In re Young).
29: Christians v. Crystal Evangelical Free Church (In re Young).
30: Christians v. Crystal Evangelical Free Church (In re Young).
31: Christians v. Crystal Evangelical Free Church (In re Young).
32: Christians v. Crystal Evangelical Free Church (In re Young).
33: Christians v. Crystal Evangelical Free Church (In re Young).
34: Cedar Bayou Baptist Church of Baytown v. Gregory-Edwards, Inc..
35: Cedar Bayou Baptist Church of Baytown v. Gregory-Edwards, Inc..
36: Cedar Bayou Baptist Church of Baytown v. Gregory-Edwards, Inc..
37: Cedar Bayou Baptist Church of Baytown v. Gregory-Edwards, Inc..
B. The Legislation.
38: Senate Testimony.
39: Letter to Chris Peace and John McMickle re Preemption.
40: House Testimony.
41: Letter to Senator Charles Grassley re Tax.
The Continuing Policy Debate.
42: A. The General Debate over Exemptions.
43: A Syllabus of Errors.
44: God vs. The Gavel: A Brief Rejoinder.
45: The Religious Exemption Debate.
46: B. Exemptions in the Culture-Wars Cases: Abortion, Contraception, and Same-Sex Marriage.
47: Sex, Atheism, and the Free Exercise of Religion.
48: Letter to the Editor.
49: The Bishops and Religious Liberty.
50: What Is the Future of Religious Freedom in the United States?.
51: Religious Liberty and the Culture Wars.
52: The Campaign against Religious Liberty.
53: Religious Liberty for Politically Active Minority Groups: A Response to NeJaime and Siegel.
54: Contemporary Resistance to the Free Exercise of Religion.
55: Religious Liberty, Health Care, and the Culture Wars.
56: Protecting Religious Liberty in the Culture Wars.
Other Religious Liberty Legislation.
57: Ansonia Board of Education v. Philbrook.
58: Letter to Barack Obama re Muslim Veils.
Index.
Titles Published in Emory University Studies in Law and Religion.