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Chapter 4 - Religious Freedom Supreme Court Interpretations...

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Religious Freedom: Supreme Court Interpretations •Separation of Church and State -Derived from the establishment clause of the Constitution -Should law be firm??? Lemon vs. Kurtzman (1971)—The Lemon Test 1. Laws must have a secular purpose 2. Must neither advance of inhibit religion 3. Must avoid excessive entanglement with religion Right to Privacy as Defined by the Supreme Court •Parts of the 1 st , 4 th , and 9 th Amendments •Different standards of privacy –Home vs. public place –4 th : Right for people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, and against unreasonable searches and seizures -PROTECTING AGAINST INTRUSIVE GOVERNMENT •Court-defined rights to privacy in regards to sexual conduct—Some big cases: Griswold vs. Connecticut (1965) -Providing information, instruction, and medical advice about contraception to married couples Roe vs. Wade (1973) -Birth control and abortion -Made it illegal to restrict abortions during a woman’s pregnancy
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