On the Colloquy: Salazar v. Buono – A four-part symposium


Now on the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, a four-part symposium on the recent Establishment Clause case, Salazar v. Buono.

In the first article, Professor Ian Bartrum discusses how the victory for religious groups may not really be a victory, since the endorsement test now looks to the secularization of religious symbols.

In the second article, Professor Mary Jean Dolan analyzes the new “reasonable observer” portion of the (arguably) expanded endorsement test.

Professor Christopher Lund, in the third article, discusses how the government is forced in cases such as this to define religious symbols (like the cross), and thus threaten to expropriate the meaning of these symbols.

Last, Professor Lisa Roy Shaw explains why the Salazar case did not reach the truly interesting issue of whether the cross violated the Establishment Clause, but instead settled on procedural grounds.

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