Prof. Ira Lupu Esq.
June 2006: "Professor Lupu joined the Law School faculty in 1990. After graduating from law school, where he was case editor of the Harvard Law Review, he practiced law with the Boston firm of Hill & Barlow and then joined the law faculty at Boston University, where he taught from 1973 to 1989. During that time, he also served as a visiting professor at Northeastern University and at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1989-90, he was the professor-in-residence on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Lupu is a nationally recognized scholar in constitutional law, with an emphasis in his writings on the religion clauses of the First Amendment. Along with his colleague Robert Tuttle, he is the co-director of the Project on Law and Religious Institutions, and of the Legal Tracking Project of the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare, which studies government partnerships with faith-based organizations in the delivery of social services."http://www.law.gwu.edu/Faculty/profile.aspx?id=1770
October 2006: Two leading First Amendment scholars, asked about faith-based day care licensing exemptions like these, said they were unfamiliar with the practice but thought it sounded legally dubious. “I think what you describe is unconstitutional,” said Ira C. Lupu, a law professor at George Washington University and the co-director of legal research for the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy, an independent project of the Rockefeller Institute of Government.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/08/business/08religious.html
June 2006: '"They say 'here are the rules' and make the grants, but I think there's a lot of 'don't ask, don't tell' going on," says Ira Lupu, a law professor at George Washington University. The legal line can be ambiguous: A program that offers a meal and includes a voluntary grace would most likely be acceptable, he says, but the programs that deal with some sort of religious character transformation are problematic. "That's where you cross the line, if the government is paying for it."'http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0612/p03s02-usju.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Boston University Organization Jun 14, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Cornell University Organization Jun 14, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) George Washington University, The (GW) Organization Jun 14, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Harvard University Organization Jun 14, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Northeastern University (NU) Organization Jun 14, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Project on Law and Religious Institutions Organization Jun 14, 2006 Organization Executive (past or present) Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy Organization Oct 9, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) University of California - Berkeley (UC Berkeley) Organization Jun 14, 2006 Colleague/Co-worker of (past or present) Prof. Robert W. Tuttle Esq. Person Jun 14, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 28, 2007 Supreme Court takes up church-state case: A Wisconsin group says the president's faith-based initiative is illegal. But can taxpayers sue the government over funding?
QUOTE: The US Supreme Court takes up a case that examines to what extent those opponents have legal standing to file federal lawsuits alleging that the White House's faith-based initiative amounts to unconstitutional entanglement of church and state.
Christian Science Monitor Dec 10, 2006 Religion for a Captive Audience, Paid For by Taxes
QUOTE: Since 2000, courts have cited more than a dozen programs for having unconstitutionally used taxpayer money to pay for religious activities or evangelism aimed at prisoners, recovering addicts, job seekers, teenagers and children. Nevertheless, the programs are proliferating.
New York Times 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 12, 2006 A tighter rein on faith-based initiatives: A court ruling last week against an Iowa prison program insists upon church-state separation.
QUOTE: federal district judgee in Iowa...found that the InnerChange program run by Prison Fellowship Ministries in an Iowa prison was "pervasively sectarian" and that the facts "leave no room to doubt that the state of Iowa is excessively entangled with religion" through the program.
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