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View Resource Ten Commandments Sold as Debate over Religious Expression in Public Buildings Continues Across US

This week, county commissioners in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted to pay their attorneys by selling plaques featuring the Ten Commandments that had once hung on the walls of the Hamilton County Courthouse. Early in May 2002, US District Judge Allan Edgar found the commission's display of the Ten Commandments to be in violation of the First Amendments provision for the separation of church and...
View Resource First Amendment Center

Developed in conjunction with Vanderbilt University, this site features excellent research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics; along with a library of related materials and analyses provided by legal specialists who deal with the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. The research materials available here are organized (appropriately enough) under the freedoms articulated...
View Resource Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom

The Hudson Institute was founded in 1961 by Herman Kahn, and as a research organization they remain committed to "innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom." One of the Institute's Centers is dedicated to exploring religious freedom, and it was started in 1986. On the Center for Religious Freedom's homepage, visitors can read book reviews, op-ed pieces...
View Resource NewseumED

If you can't get to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., you'll definitely want to check out its Digital Classroom. Created to help bring the "First Amendment to life for students," the site contains primary sources, interactives, videos, and lesson plans for everyone. From the homepage, visitors can make their way through areas that include Modules, Video Lessons, Primary Sources, and Standards of...

View Resource First Amendment Center

The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and the Newseum seeks to build understanding of the freedoms of speech, press, and religion that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution seeks to protect. On the site, readers might like to begin by scouting the Archives, where they will find essential information in categories such as Research Articles, Publications, Supreme Court...