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PLAYING INTO THE TALIBAN'S HANDS:
THE MISTAKE OF TREATING THIS WAR AS CHRISTIANITY VERSUS ISLAM

FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses the public statements of commentators Ann Coulter and Jerry Falwell, as well as President Bush's "crusade" reference, and stresses that we should not play into the Taliban's concept of the war against terrorism as a war of religion against religion. Hamilton also critiques recurrent claims that freedom to believe implies freedom to act on one's beliefs.
Friday, Sep. 21, 2001

WHEN EXTREMISTS TEST THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER:
REFLECTIONS ON THE RECENT TERRORIST ACTS

FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton recalls the horrible terrorist acts of Tuesday, and discusses what happens when extremists confront the constitutional order and the rule of law.
Thursday, Sep. 13, 2001

WHY THE CONSTITUTION'S CHURCH/STATE SEPARATION IS VITAL:
EXAMPLES FROM THE FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS INITIATIVE TO THE TALIBAN SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE AMERICAN WORKER

FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton reflects on events ranging from last week's arrest of foreign aid workers in Afghanistan, for Christian proselytizing; to the resignation of Professor John DiIulio, former head of the Bush Administration's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives; to that Office's recent report. Hamilton explains how all of these relate to the fundamental constitutional idea of church/state separation.
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001

CHILDREN, CHURCHES, AND THE LAW: MASSACHUSETTS' PROPOSAL TO REQUIRE CLERGY TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE
FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses Massachusetts' proposal to require clergy to report child abuse. Hamilton contrasts the Catholic Church's stance on the Massachusetts proposal with its stance on a Colorado bill that, if passed, would make churches immune from damage awards for child abuse by clergy.
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001

THE SALVATION ARMY, CHURCH, AND STATE: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CHARITY'S PROPOSED DEAL WITH THE WHITE HOUSE
FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton takes a close look at ethical and constitutional issues arising from the controversial, cancelled deal between the Salvation Army and the White House. Under the deal, the charity would have been able to discriminate in hiring even for positions funded by the government, in return for mounting a public relations campaign in favor of the Administration's faith-based organizations program.
Thursday, Aug. 02, 2001

THE STORY OF, AND THE RHETORIC ABOUT, THE SUPREME COURT'S "PEYOTE CASE": A REVIEW OF TWO BOOKS ON A LEADING FREE EXERCISE DECISION FindLaw columnist and book reviewer Marci Hamilton assesses the merits of two books on the Supreme Court's "peyote case," by Garrett Epps and Carolyn Long, respectively. The case held that despite the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution, use of peyote in Native American religious ceremonies can still be punished. Epps and Long tell the human story behind the case.
Friday, Jul. 27, 2001

WHY GARY CONDIT SHOULD RESIGN
FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton contends that based on what we now know, it is clear that Representative Gary Condit should immediately resign. Hamilton explains how the framers' views on power and its abuse can inform our reaction to the Condit scandal.
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2001

HOW UNITED STATES CHURCH-STATE RELATIONS PLAY ON THE WORLD STAGE
FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton draws on her recent experience at a conference on church-state relations in Slovenia to illuminate how the U.S.'s faith-based initiatives and Establishment Clause jurisprudence are perceived abroad. Europe, Hamilton cautions, will watch what we do on such matters, not just listen to what our formal policy statements say.
Thursday, Jul. 05, 2001

JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR'S TWENTY YEARS ON THE SUPREME COURT
PART ONE: JUSTICE O'CONNOR AS A JURIST

FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton -- a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- analyzes the Justice's twenty-year history on the Court, including her opinions on states' rights, reproductive choice, and the church/state divide.
Thursday, Jun. 07, 2001

JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR'S TWENTY YEARS ON THE SUPREME COURT
PART TWO: JUSTICE O'CONNOR AS THE FIRST WOMAN JUSTICE

In Part Two of a two-part series, FindLaw columnist and Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton -- a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- discusses how Justice O'Connor made her role as the first woman justice her own. Hamilton also notes Justice O'Connor's international influence on other jurists, and reveals what O'Connor said when, as a Justice, she spoke to the law firm that had wanted to hire her after her law school graduation -- but only as a legal secretary.
Thursday, Jun. 21, 2001

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