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Authors

E. Thomas Ryder

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This comment examines the evolving construction, modifications and improvements made to the "wall of separation between church and state." Initially, the comment presents an analysis of the unifying religious themes of individual responsibilities, which underlie our rights, as a reason why religion is important, even in schools. The author then reviews the historical origins and early development of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses, and examines modem Establishment Clause jurisprudence. The comment then examines the Cleveland, Ohio elementary school voucher program, applying current Establishment Clause jurisprudence. The conclusion then recommends embracing anew the dynamic role of religion in United States history, and suggests renewed focus on the responsibilities that underlie individual rights.

First Page

113

Last Page

152

Publication Date

11-1-2001

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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