Decision in Good News Bible Club
aebrownstein at UCDAVIS.EDU
Mon Jun 11 16:03:23 PDT 2001
So does this mean that the notion that the Free Exercise Clause requires
(or even authorizes) discrimination in favor of religion, or discriminatory
exemptions from a regulation because of religion, is now, finally, truly,
really most sincerely, dead? Does it mean the same for the idea that school
districts (or other governmental bodies) may, by definitional manipulation,
accomplish such discrimination?
I hope the answer to both Michael's question and mine is "No."
At 03:47 PM 06/11/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>So does this mean that the notion that the Establishment Clause requires
>(or even authorizes) discrimination against religion, or discriminatory
>exclusion from a benefit because of religion, is now, finally, truly,
>really most sincerely, dead? Does it mean the same for the idea that
>school districts (or other governmental bodies) may, by definitional
>manipulation, accomplish such discrimination?
>Michael Stokes Paulsen
>University of Minnesota Law School
>Visiting at Uppsala Universitet Juridiska Institutionen
>From: Rick Garnett <Rick.Garnett.4 at nd.edu>
>Subject: Decision in Good News Bible Club
>To: RELIGIONLAW at listserv.ucla.edu
> > Dear all,
> > Reversal in Good News; 6-3; same line-up as Mitchell.
> > This from Justice Thomas:
> > "When Milford denied the Good News Club access to the school's
> > limited public
> > forum on the ground that the club was religious in nature, it
> > discriminated
> > gainst the club because of its religious viewpoint in violation of the
> > free-speech clause of the First Amendment."
> > Richard W. Garnett
> > Notre Dame Law School
> > Notre Dame, IN 46556
> > (219) 631-6981
> > garnett.4 at nd.edu
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