Thu February 18, 2010
Buckle up for a road trip to the battlegrounds of the church-state wars.
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It's not unusual to load your family in the minivan and drive from battleground to battleground... from the Civil War or the American Revolution. But author Jay Wexler wanted to tour a different kind of battleground.
Steve Kraske talks with Wexler about his book Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church-State Wars.
They discuss the six months Wexler spent traveling to the sites where important church-state Supreme Court cases were determined.
You can find Jay Wexler's website here .
Jay Wexler teaches at the Boston University School of Law. He studied religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School and law at Stanford, and worked as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He has published numerous academic articles, and reviews, as well as nearly three dozen short stories and humor pieces in outlets such as Spy and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Wexler lives in Boston.
From an Amish farm to an Orthodox Jewish community in New York and a high school football game in East Texas, we look at the basics of the church versus state laws, and discuss why Wexler decided to tell the stories in an entertaining manner.determined.