The Emory University Studies in Law and Religion is intended to foster exploration of the religious dimensions of law, the legal dimensions of religion, and the interaction of legal and religious ideas, institutions, and methods. Written by leading scholars of law, political science, and related fields, these volumes will help meet the growing demand for literature in the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of law and religion.
For more than thirty years, Douglas Laycock has been studying, defending, and writing about religious liberty. The second volume of his comprehensive collection of writings, The Free Excercise Clause he has compiled articles, amicus briefs, and actual court documents relating to regulatory exemptions under the Constitution, the right to church autonomy, and the rights of non-mainstream religions.
This collection - which deals with religious schools and colleges, sex abuse cases, the rights of Hare Krishnas and Scientologists, the landmark decision Employment Division v. Smith, and more - will be a valuable reference for churches, schools, and other religious organizations as they exercise their Constitutionally protected freedom of religion.