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"Blaine Amendment" Case Decided, Without Reference to Blaine Amendments or Animus Inquiry

Trinity Lutheran Church has just come down, and Tom Berg has a nice summary and set of good comments on it at Mirror of Justice. I agree with much of what he says, though I have a different sense of the considerable staying power of separationism than he does. 503 more words


Abrams, "The Soul of the First Amendment"

“The First Amendment is the rock star of the American Constitution.” Floyd Abrams has litigated some of the most well known free speech cases in the constitutional canon, from the… 212 more words

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The C.S. Lewis Collection: Essays and Speeches

A very nice looking new collection of six essays and speeches by the famous British theologian and man of letters, published by HarperCollins. The volume includes “The Weight of Glory,” “God in the Dock,” and “Present Concerns,” among others. 353 more words

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"Milton and Catholicism" (Corthell & Corns, eds.)

Quite apart from his literary work (Lycidas may be the most perfect elegy ever composed), John Milton is renowned for his political essays. I remember in a First Amendment free speech course in law school being told that… 398 more words

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Budziszewski, "Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Virtue Ethics"

“Virtue is a good quality of the mind that enables us to live in an upright way and cannot be employed badly – one which God brings about in us, without us.” One of the many important ideas and themes in Thomas Aquinas’s formidable masterpiece, the… 187 more words

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Tradition and Traditionalisms Compared: A Joint Program of the Tradition Project and the Post-Secular Conflicts Project

I’m very pleased to announce this conference, to be held in Trento, Italy, on June 12-13, which my colleague, Mark Movsesian, and I are putting on jointly with Professor Kristina Stoeckl of the University of Innsbruck, Professor Pasquale Annicchino of the European University Institute, and Professor Marco Ventura, the Head of the Religious Studies Program at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler. 82 more words

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Fake Law

Though that could well describe President Trump’s “Executive Order on Religious Liberty” issued yesterday, I have something different in mind in this article. A bit: 62 more words