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Marci A. Hamilton

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MARCI A. HAMILTON is one of the United States' leading scholars and public intellectuals on religion and the law.  She holds the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.  She is the author of Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children (Cambridge University Press 2008) and God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law (Cambridge University Press 2005, 2007).  She is also a columnist on constitutional issues forwww.findlaw.com, where her column appears every other Thursday.  She has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, New York University School of Law, Emory University School of Law, and the Princeton Theological Seminary.

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God vs. Gavel

Challenging the John Jay Report

A law professor and victim advocate on blaming the Sixties for child sex abuse. Read More »

Eliminate Statutes of Limitation in Childhood Sexual Abuse Cases: A Litmus Test for the Vatican

If the Pope believes in truth and protection for the vulnerable, his letter to the bishops will endorse statutes of limitations reform. Read More »

Isolationist Religious Communities and Liberty

When authorities cannot envision their obligations under the law as distinct from their obligations within their religion, oppression is not far behind. Read More »

Seeking Damages: "Sossamon v. Texas"

The Supreme Court narrows the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Read More »

The Truth vs. Public Relations

Children will be protected when Americans insist on the truth, even when it is difficult to read and heart-breaking to know. Read More »

The Criminal Legacy of American Catholic Bishops

The basic problem here is that the Philadelphia Archdiocese cannot work itself out of its urge to protect priests before children. Read More »

Recent Articles

Challenging the John Jay Report

A law professor and victim advocate on blaming the Sixties for child sex abuse. Read More »

Eliminate Statutes of Limitation in Childhood Sexual Abuse Cases: A Litmus Test for the Vatican

If the Pope believes in truth and protection for the vulnerable, his letter to the bishops will endorse statutes of limitations reform. Read More »

Isolationist Religious Communities and Liberty

When authorities cannot envision their obligations under the law as distinct from their obligations within their religion, oppression is not far behind. Read More »

Seeking Damages: "Sossamon v. Texas"

The Supreme Court narrows the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Read More »

The Truth vs. Public Relations

Children will be protected when Americans insist on the truth, even when it is difficult to read and heart-breaking to know. Read More »

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