62 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 230 (1993-1994)
Lingering Death of Separationism

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The Lingering Death of Separationism
Ira C. Lupu*
Introduction
For the generations that came of age between World War II and the
election of Ronald Reagan to the Presidency, the separation of church
and state was a stock phrase, an almost-hyphenated way of encapsu-
lating an attitude toward a particular aspect of constitutional culture.
Two linchpin propositions constituted the major components of this
attitude. First, serious religion was not the business of government
* Louis Harkey Mayo Research Professor of Law, National Law Center, The George
Washington University. This Essay was originally presented on October 14, 1993, at a con-
ference organized and sponsored by the New York University School of Law Program on
Philanthropy and the Law. My thanks to Professor Harvey Dale of New York University for
the invitation to present the paper, to the NYU conferees for their helpful comments, and
to Dean Jack Friedenthal and others at the National Law Center of The George Washing-
ton University for the research support that facilitated the preparation of the paper. Por-
tions of the material in part II of this Essay have appeared previously in somewhat different
form in Ira C. Lupu, The Trouble with Accommodation, 60 GEO. WAsH. L. REv. 743, 763-71
(1992).
January 1994 Vol. 62 No. 2

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