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Friday, February 08, 2008

Superb Law and Religion Symposium

Congratulations to the West Virginia Law Review for its latest issue, which contains a terrific symposium titled The Religion Clauses in the 21st Century.  I've barely had time to skim the surface, given that the symposium issue is over 500 pages long with 16 contributions, but I've enjoyed what I've seen so far.  No surprise, given that the authors include Kent Greenawalt, Doug Laycock, Steve Smith, Kristi Bowman, Dan Conkle, Eduardo Penalver, and more.

Not to mention Steve Gey.  The issue is movingly dedicated to him (see also this, from Dan, and this too), and his is the lead-off article.  Precisely because his views command somewhat less support in the current law-and-religion community than they might have in previous eras, his spirited and optimistic voice is all the more valuable.

Anyways, for law and religion scholars, read the whole issue.  The W.Va.L.Rev. doesn't have PDFs of the issue (too bad!), but the table of contents is after the jump.     

WEST VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW
VOLUME 110       NUMBER 1          FALL 2007         

SYMPOSIUM: THE RELIGION CLAUSES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Introduction      
William P. Marshall, Vivian E. Hamilton and John E. Taylor
i

ARTICLES
Life After the Establishment Clause         
Steven G. Gey   
1

Substantive Neutrality Revisited   
Douglas Laycock          
51

Instruments of Accommodation: The Military Chaplaincy and the Constitution         
Ira C. Lupu and  Robert W. Tuttle
89

Reconciling The Irreconcilable: Military Chaplains and the First Amendment            
Steven K. Green            
167

Public School Students' Religious Speech and Viewpoint Discrimination    
Kristi L. Bowman          
187

Why Student Religious Speech is Speech          
John E. Taylor   
223

Uncivil Religion: Judeo-Christianity and the Ten Commandments   
Frederick Mark Gedicks and Roger Hendrix
275

"Sectarianizing" Civil Religion? A Comment on Gedicks and Hendrix         
Steven D. Smith
307

The Establishment Clause and Religious Expression in Governmental Settings:
Four Variables in Search of a Standard   
Daniel O. Conkle            
315

Establishment Clause Limits on Free Exercise Accommodations   
Kent Greenawalt            
343

When Accommodations for Religion Violate the Establishment Clause: Regularizing the
Supreme Court's Analysis          
Carl H. Esbeck 
359

Responsible Freedom Under the Religion Clauses: Exemptions, Legal Pluralism, and the Common Good
Angela C. Carmella       
403

Religious Exemptions and the Common Good: A Reply to Professor Carmella       
Laura S. Underkuffler      
449

Deep Purple: Religious Shades of Family Law      
Naomi Cahm and June Carbone
459

Religious v. Secular Ideologies and Sex Education: A Response to Professors Cahn and Carbone
Vivian E. Hamilton         
501

Is Public Reason Counterproductive?      
Eduardo M. Peñalver      
515

Posted by Paul Horwitz on February 8, 2008 at 12:06 PM in Article Spotlight | Permalink

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