Professor Volokh Quoted in U.S. News & World Report on Tennessee Bill to Make Bible Official State Book

April 7, 2016 – Professor Eugene Volokh was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article on a Tennessee bill that proposes to make the Bible the official state book.  Professor Volokh discusses whether the legislation, which received a majority vote in the state’s Senate and House, violates Tennessee’s Constitution.

“Whether it violates the Tennessee Constitution’s provision ‘that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship’ is a harder question,” he says, “since it turns on whether ‘preference’ can include statements in support or would require some tangible benefit.”

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