Saturday, September 15, 2012

Law Music Video: First Amendment Kareoke (sic)

Today's installment in the weekly Law Music Video series is the First Amendment Kareoke (sic) from  Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir.  The lyrics are nothing more than the words of the First Amendment to the Constitution.  But the presentation affords opportunity to explore some issue with your class.

How are law and religion similar/different?
Why do we cloak our judges in robes and our legal proceedings in arcane language, symbolism and customs?
Is the First Amendment reflective of an American "Civic Religion?"
What are the similarities/differences in how religious doctrine and law is determined/interpreted?

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