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God & Man in the Military: Military Commanders and the First Amendment
The Reporter: Education and Outreach for The Judge Advocate General's Corps (2015)
  • James J. Woodruff, II
Abstract
In an attempt to provide clarity in the stormy seas presented at the intersection of church and state we have followed a three-step process to resolve religious liberty issues. A military commander may experience bewilderment when confronted with questions such as when is public prayer allowed or when can a religious artwork be displayed on amilitary installation. This article will review the three-step process to utilize in answering most religious-based First Amendment issues that arise during military operations. It will also provide a new manner of thinking regarding the separation of church and state.
Keywords
  • First Amendment,
  • military law,
  • freedom of religion,
  • Establishment Clause,
  • Free Exercise Clause,
  • Freedom of Speech,
  • Speech Clause
Publication Date
Spring May 1, 2015
Citation Information
James J. Woodruff. "God & Man in the Military: Military Commanders and the First Amendment" The Reporter: Education and Outreach for The Judge Advocate General's Corps Vol. 42 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_woodruff/5/