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First Amendment / Fundamental Freedoms Initiative



What is the "First Amendment / Fundamental Freedoms Initiative?"

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Original Materials

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  • ConSource (organization founded by LDS legal scholars to compile original documents related to the Constitution; very user-friendly)
  • Founder's Constitution (Univ. of Chicago Press and the Liberty Fund primary source aid collecting original sources and interpretations by the Founder's on the Constitution)

Other General Background Materials

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  • The Becket Fund (public interest law firm page listing some of the legal scholarship on religion)
  • The Heritage Foundation (See also bibliography in the Heritage Foundation's "Reading the Right Books" which contains a good section of books on religion and society.)
  • The Federalist Society (thorough bibliography with section on constitutional law, listing other organizations that support first principles in constitutional interpretation)
  • The James Madison Program at Princeton University (program run by Professor Robert George)
  • First Amendment Center (FAC) (with, among other things, annual "State of the First Amendment" reports)
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) (Non-profit focused on educating youth about the Bill of Rights)
  • First Amendment Schools (Non-profit focused on reforming the manner in which schools teach students about the First Amendment, and building a network of schools committed to a strong First Amendment curriculum)
  • FreedomForum (Pro-First Amendment non-profit founded by members of the journalism industry)
  • Bill of Rights Institute (Non-profit focused on education young people about the Bill of Rights)
  • Exploring Constitutional Law (scroll to the bottom of the page) (Constitutional Law website created and maintained by University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School faculty member Doug Linder, containing a sizeable section on the First Amendment)

Potential Lesson Plans

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Religion in the Public Square

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  • Religious Expression in American Public Life (summary of current law re religious expression and practice in public life, produced by a panel of scholars, and published by the Wake Forest University Divinity School and Center for Religion and Public Affairs, January 2010)

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Statements of Religious Leaders

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