Articles Tagged Establishment Clause

Jason Marques, To Bear a Cross: The Establishment Clause, Historic Preservation, and Eminent Domain Intersect at the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial

59 Fla. L. Rev. 829 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: High above San Diego, a solitary Latin cross casts its shadow over the picturesque coastline of Southern California. The cross, a towering icon of concrete and faith, is encircled by several massive walls of granite into which thousands of names are meticulously carved. […]

Jessica Gavrich, Constitutional Law: Judicial Oversights-Inconsistency in Supreme Court Establishment Clause Jurisprudence

58 Fla. L. Rev. 437 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Texas State Capitol grounds contain a display of seventeen monuments and twenty- one historical markers. Amidst the monuments, Texas state officials erected a six-foot high and three and one-half foot wide structure inscribed with the Ten Commandments. The State accepted the monument from […]

Patrick M. Garry, Religious Freedom Deserves more than Neutrality: The Constitutional Argument for Nonpreferential Favoritism of Religion

57 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Some of the earliest American colonies began as havens for religious believers. Religious institutions operated nearly the entire educational system in eighteenth-century America. The first liberty mentioned in the Bill of Rights is religious freedom. During the eighteenth century, Congress consistently permitted the […]

Monica Vila, Constitutional Law: Thou Shalt Not Establish Religion

56 Fla. L. Rev. 819 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Appellant, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, erected a two-and- one-half ton monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. The monument, which Appellant installed to reflect the moral foundation of law, was also engraved […]