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Religious Expression in the Public Square
Date: 12/19/2012
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Continuing Legal Education
Experience Level: Intermediate
MCLE Credit: As of 12/18/2014, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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DECK THE (CITY) HALLS: Religious Expression in the Public Square

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it the usual questions about what the First Amendment allows in terms of religious expression in public or government fora. When is it permissible for government buildings to display a menorah or a creche? Can public school students sing religious songs at a public school holiday pageant? This CLE will cover Supreme Court decisions that address religious expression in the public square and their implications for local municipalities and school districts.

Professor John M. Breen, Professor, Loyola University School of Law
Andy Norman, Senior Counsel, Mauck & Baker, LLC

Hon. Daniel G. Welter, Archdiocese of Chicago, Retired Circuit Court of Cook County Associate Judge

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