Journal Article

Grading The Court on <i>Zelman</i>: School Vouchers and the Politics of Establishment Jurisprudence

Jane E. Hicks and William R. Barnett

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Published on behalf of American Academy of Religion

Volume 73, issue 3, pages 637-657
Published in print September 2005 | ISSN: 0002-7189
Published online September 2005 | e-ISSN: 1477-4585 | DOI:
Grading The Court on Zelman: School Vouchers and the Politics of Establishment Jurisprudence

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently approved a Cleveland-based school voucher program that raises serious establishment-of-religion questions and heralds potentially far-reaching changes in church–state relations. The Court’s opinion in that case, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, 536 U.S. 639 (2002), is assessed here in view of the social and historical contexts in which these issues have arisen as well as for its coherence with First Amendment principles and ensuing policy implications.

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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