Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Howard on the Supreme Court and Religious Freedom

New on the Gilder Lehrman Institute's website is a podcasted lecture by A.E. Dick Howard, the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Law, entitled The Supreme Court and Religious Freedom. It was delivered at Stanford University on August 21, 2008. According to Gilder Lehrman, Professor Howard “presents a short history of the Constitution and discusses the Supreme Court’s role in the ongoing debate about the separation of church and state. Professor Howard looks at the way precedents, the changing face of the Court, and evolving social norms have played roles in shaping the interpretation of this fundamental aspect of American government.”