2. Separation of Powers and Congressional Powers
6. The Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment
9. Freedom of Expression
10. Freedom of Religion: Free Exercise Clause
11. Contracts Clause, Ex Post Facto, and Bill of Attainder
The Establishment Clause
In this video, you should consider the following:
- The government cannot prefer or “establish” one religion over another.
- This clause is designed to prevent excessive government entanglement with religion.
- The Supreme Court has held that because of a long history associated with certain practices, the Establishment Clause will not be violated.
- Ex: Supreme Court has held that having the 10 Commandments in a courthouse does not violate the Establishment Clause because of the long-standing historical significance.
Delivered by:Professor Melissa A. Hale