Prof. Marci A. Hamilton
- Homepage: http://www.marcihamilton.com/
April 2008: 'Religion -- the reason these women say they stay -- is also used to validate the brainwashing and, in some cases, physical abuse employed to keep women and children submissive, said Marci Hamilton, author of "Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children."'http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/16/polygamy.escapes/index.html
October 2007: Federal law prohibits local governments targeting religious groups in zoning cases, but proving that land-use decisions are made on religious grounds rather than legitimate concerns about traffic or neighborhood character is difficult, says Marci Hamilton, a religious law expert at Yeshiva University in New York. If Walkersville rejects the group's request for a special exception to build on the tract, she says, 'It's not going to be easy' to prove bias.http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2007-09-30-muslims_N.htm
October 2006: When Congress considered the law, “what was actually being discussed was ‘How do we make sure churches don’t get discriminated against,’ ” said Marci A. Hamilton, a law professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in Manhattan and the author of “God vs. The Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law” (Cambridge University Press, 2005), which calls for closer scrutiny of some religious exemptions, especially those affecting land use and family law.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/08/business/08religious.html
January 2003: Law professor specializing in intellectual property issues.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Yeshiva University (YU) Organization
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 17, 2008 Ex-sect members escape polygamy but not pain
QUOTE: Religion...is also used to validate the brainwashing and, in some cases, physical abuse employed to keep women and children submissive, said Marci Hamilton, author of "Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children." The women are wholly dependent on the patriarchal community, Hamilton said. They often lack education and marketable skills, and they're told of "terrible forces outside the compound," namely evil people who wish them harm, she said.
CNN (Cable News Network) Oct 01, 2007 Muslim sect resisted in Md.
QUOTE: The controversy here is the latest involving Muslim efforts to build or expand mosques and community centers. Local opposition has stalled projects in Pompano Beach, Fla.; Louisville; and Rockaway, N.J. Opponents often cite traffic or loss of tax revenues but, says Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, anti-Muslim bias plays a role.
USA TODAY Feb 24, 2007 More Than a Check From Church
QUOTE: Across the country, victims of sexual abuse by priests are becoming more assertive in demanding compensation other than money. Church officials, reeling from an estimated $1.5 billion in settlements and other costs related to the sex abuse scandal, are often willing to oblige.
Washington Post Oct 08, 2006 In God’s Name: Secular Laws Cede to Religious Exemptions
QUOTE: In recent years, many politicians and commentators have cited what they consider a nationwide “war on religion” that exposes religious organizations to hostility and discrimination. But such organizations — from mainline Presbyterian and Methodist churches to mosques to synagogues to Hindu temples — enjoy an abundance of exemptions from regulations and taxes. And the number is multiplying rapidly.
New York Times Jun 29, 2006 The Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005: A Bill That Is Intended to Eviscerate the Establishment Clause
QUOTE: Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005... is a creative attempt to forestall Establishment Clause attacks on public displays of religion...
Findlaw Jul 25, 2005 The Wisconsin and New Hampshire Supreme Courts Rule Against Clergy Abuse Victims: Two Decisions That Illustrate Why the Law in This Area Must Change
QUOTE: In two recent cases involving clergy abuse - in Wisconsin and New Hampshire -- state Supreme Court rulings left victims out in the cold...the legal system has fallen well short of doing justice to the victims of clergy abuse.
Findlaw Jun 29, 2005 The Supreme Court Draws the Correct Ten Commandments Line: Why the Texas Display Was Constitutional, and the Kentucky Display Was Not
QUOTE: Observers may wonder: How can the Court say one display is constitutional and the other is not? It's the same Ten Commandments. The answer is that as in most government speech cases under the Establishment Clause, context is everything.
Findlaw Jun 16, 2005 The Laws We Need To Pass to Properly Punish Child Abuse
QUOTE: The solution is simple: All states should abolish the statute of limitations...A number of states have merely lengthened their statutes of limitations. That is a step in the right direction, but it is not enough - for several reasons.
Findlaw Apr 21, 2005 Senator Frist and Representative DeLay's Claims of Supreme Court Judicial Activism and Anti-Religion Bias: Why They Aren't Persuasive
QUOTE: In fact, this Court has navigated a jurisprudence that is quite moderate and is beholden to no one political or religious world view. That is as it should be.
Findlaw Jan 23, 2003 Bush Plans to Let Religious Groups Get Building Aid
QUOTE: The White House says it wants to end discrimination against religious groups. Opponents say the policy breaches the separation of church and state.
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