Professor Esbeck Publishes New Article

Professor Carl H. Esbeck’s article, “Stating a Claim Under the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses: What Trump v. Hawaii Can Tell Us,” was just published in the Journal of Church & State. Little recognized is that the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii – the case upholding President Trump’s “Muslim immigration ban” – is also a case about religious discrimination and the First Amendment. Professor Esbeck writes that “the case is a useful vehicle for clarifying the sorts of injuries that are (and are not) redressable by these two distinct First Amendment restraints on government authority” – referring to the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses.