"Some Notes on the Establishment Clause," 2 Roger Williams Univ. L. Rev. 1 (1996)
In a state formed in a struggle for religious freedom, and at a law school and university named after Roger Williams, what topic could be more appropriate for an Inaugural Lecture than the topic of religious liberty? My text tonight is a familiar one-the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Let us begin by looking carefully at these words, and pondering anew their significance: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . ."
Date of Authorship for this Version
Amar, Akhil Reed, "Some Notes on the Establishment Clause" (1996). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 997.