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Unformatted text preview: Religion in schools Engle V. Vitale Schools cant teach religious devotion But can teach about religion No government-sponsored prayer But students can pray so long as they dont disrupt the educational process Religious clubs are generally permitted Religious holidays Religious attire- no federal requirement Religious expression in public life Prayers opening legislative sessions Money- basically meaningless What are prisoners Has to be reasonable Religious Land Use and Institutionalized persons act (protects prisoners religious liberties) What about people whose religions involve illegal activities Gonzales V. O centro Espirita Hallucinogenic tea Court found in favor of the group- no compelling state interest Habeas Corpus The right to challenge unlawful detention Protection against arbitrary state actions the great writ ( Habeas corpus is very important) Guantanamo Bay & the war on terror American military prison at Guadalupe Bay Open since January 2002...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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