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Where to Pray? Religious Zoning and the First Amendment
Despite emerging recognition that the normal rules do not apply when zoning affects first amendment activities, the Supreme Court has not yet definitively addressed zoning restrictions that affect the exercise of religion. ...
Of Courts, Clauses and Native American Culture: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 1989-05)
This Casenote discusses the Supreme Court opinion in Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association, which approved road construction across land held sacred by various North American Indian tribes. The Note ...
Lynch v. Donnelly: One Foot off the Tightrope?
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 1984-11)
An in-depth study of the first amendment establishment clause and its application to the controversial decision in Lynch v. Donnelly with emphasis on how the Court used the Lemon test to uphold display of a city-funded ...
Branti v. Finkel: A Fresh Look at the Spoils System
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 1980-11)
This note focuses on the role of the first amendment in patronage dismissals and analyzes the implications of the Court's modification of the Elrod decision. It will focus on two aspects of the Branti decision. First, the ...