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Peter Irons on the War Between Religion and Law in America
Date Tuesday May 22
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Ave, Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKen Preston-Pile
A Crucial Conversation about the War between Religion and Law in America
with political activist, draft resister, and civil rights attorney Peter Irons.

Eminent civil rights attorney, draft resister, political activist, and legal scholar Peter Irons will be in conversation with Jeffrey Brand, Dean of the USF Law School, to talk about his new book God On Trial: Dispatches from America's Religious Battlefields. The event will be introduced by Lewis Klausner of

Over the past two decades, federal courts have become contentious battlefields in America’s growing religious wars. Since 1989, five momentous court cases testing the principles of separation of Church and State have divided communities—and the nation. Peter Irons, a noted constitutional scholar, lawyer, and author of the bestselling May It Please the Court, provides detailed and penetrating accounts of these cases. He includes first-person monologues from both sides of each case that reveal the passions and rationales at work in these conflicts. Irons shows that when the courts debate issues like the public display of a cross or the words “under God” in the pledge of allegiance they founder and drift for lack of clear legal standards.

$5 at the door; no one turned away for lack of funds.
For information e-mail lewis [at]
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Added to the calendar on Monday May 14th, 2007 10:34 PM