Volume 100 - Issue 1 Georgetown Law Journal

Religion as a Conversation Starter: What Liberal Religious Political Advocates Add to the Debate About Religion’s Place in Legal and Political Discourse

Should a religious institution cite the biblical prohibition from Leviticus that “a man shall not lie with a man as he lies with a woman” in an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court? Should a politician stand on the floor of the United States Senate and articulate religious justifications for passing climate change legislation? Should a lawmaker explain that he is opposed to capital punishment on religious grounds when he is running for office? Should a Catholic juror avoid relying on his religious beliefs when deliberating in a murder trial? Should an  Evangelical Christian judicial nominee be forced to state that his religious views will not inform his judicial pronouncements? If not, should he write about those views in his opinions for the court?

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