Groups and the free exercise clause
Journal/Book: Calif Law Rev. 1999; 87: Journals Dept 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. Univ Calif Press. 1093-1103.
Abstract: Responding to Professor Stephen Carter's emphasis on the importance of a religious group's self-definition, Professor Karst proposes a perspective on the law of religious freedom in which both the state and claims to religious freedom are disaggregated into their various components. In such a perspective, he argues, one can find hope for the uses of state power to protect religious freedom. Pursuing Professor Carter's group-centered orientation, he concludes that proper interpretations of the religion clauses of the First Amendment will take account of the problem of group status domination.
Note: Article Karst KL, Univ Calif Los Angeles, Los Angeles,CA 90024 USA
Keyword(s): PROTECTION; CONSTITUTION; RELIGION