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The Professor Marci A. Hamilton Series

Here is a interesting series of articles on a array of church state topics. The articles here were selected because of their relationship to church and state. Her actual series is much more diverse. We recommend that readers look over her entire series as well as these specific articles. We post these for information only. Her opinions do not necessarily reflect our opinions. In some instances they might , in other instances they may not.

A complete index of articles may be found at

Research by Jim Allison





Professor Marci A. Hamilton holds the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, where she is the founding Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program. She has been a visiting scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary, the Center of Theological Inquiry, and Emory University School of Law.

Professor Hamilton is an internationally recognized expert on constitutional and copyright law. She is frequently asked to advise Congress and state legislatures on the constitutionality of pending legislation and to consult in cases before the United States Supreme Court. She represented the City of Boerne, Texas in a successful challenge to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a case that resulted in the Court's landmark decision in Boerne v. Flores, 507 U.S. 521 (1997).

Professor Hamilton clerked for Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the United States Supreme Court and Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as editor-in-chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif.


Charitable Choice, Remarks of Professor Marci Hamilton present on the website of The Federalist Society For Law and Public Policy Studies.

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