April 2007 Vol. 105 No. 6 THE REVIEW

Hamilton: God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law

Douglas Laycock

A Syllabus of Errors

God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law. By Marci A. Hamilton. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 414 $28.

Modern American society is pervasively regulated. It is also religiously diverse to a degree that is probably unprecedented in the history of the world. It is inevitable that some of these diverse religious practices will violate some of these pervasive regulations, and equally inevitable that if we ask whether all these regulations are really necessary, sometimes the answer will be no.

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