Broadly speaking, this chapter will give an overview of the distinctive religio-legal formation that is constitutionally disestablished religion in the United States. The aim is to give a sociocultural account of the shifting phenomenology and constitutional place of U.S. religion since ratification—a place that most Americans across the political and religious spectrum proudly agree is one of unparalleled religious freedom. At least since the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations, but more urgently since the 1970s, legal protection for...
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