Religion and the Law: Jay Wexler
"Religion is not under attack," says Constitutional scholar Jay Wexler, "but America is becoming a much more religiously diverse nation." It was the wisdom our our Founders that they gave us a document able to adapt to this changing landscape of belief, but the adjustments often cause discomfort among those faithful accustomed to holding majority.
Wexler is professor of law at Boston University. He holds a degree in law from Stanford University, and a degree in religion from the University of Chicago School of Divinity.
Wexler is also the author of several books that look at the law and popular culture, including Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church-State Wars and The Odd Clauses. Hos most recent book, published this week, is a collection of short stories, The Adventures of Ed Tuttle, Associate Justice and Other Stories.
On the show, we discuss the First Amendment and its relation to religion, as well as key Supreme Court cases affecting religious life in America.
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