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    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 Court Cases.


    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

    Profiles of the Decisions         Links to the Decisions    



Government Intervention in Church Controversies

The Free Exercise of Religion

The Establishment of Religion