Prayer and the Constitution: The Cold War, Football, and the Tangled Law of Religion

Lecture Description

This lecture discusses the ways that prayer in public spaces (schools, legislatures, city councils, and even sports stadiums) became such a fraught issue after World War II. Debates over the legality of public prayer continues to the present day, dividing Americans so deeply that cases involving prayer have become among the most controversial decisions in all of Supreme Court history.

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Legal and Constitutional Religion

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Sarah Barringer Gordon

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