The following are Profiles of major Supreme Court decisions that have shaped the definition of religious liberty
in America. They have been organized into the categories of Government
Intervention, Free Exercise of Religion, and Establishment
of Religion. They contain a brief summary of the cases and the significance of the decisions. Some newer cases
also have links to RealAudio of the oral arguments (from oyez.nwu.edu). To read to actual decision from FindLaw, click on
the citation number provided in each page. For direct access to the decisions go to the Links to the Decisions.
The First Amendment Cyber-Tribune
page contains a categorical chronology of some of the more important U.S. Supreme
The USSC+ service has a comprehensive archive
back to 1966 and some cases dating back to 1793.
The Cornell University Law School
page also contains some recent cases.
For full coverage of ALL of the court's decisions visit WestDoc.
However, this is a fee-based service.
Profiles of the Decisions
in Church Controversies
|The Free Exercise of Religion
|The Establishment of Religion