Thursday, December 15, 2005

2005 Report on Legal Developments Affecting Faith-Based Initiative Released

The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy has just released a 118-page study, The State of the Law 2005: Legal Developments Affecting Partnerships Between Government and Faith-Based Organizations. Written by George Washington University Law Professors Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle, this is the Roundtable's fourth Annual Report on the law governing the Faith-Based and Community Initiative. This year's report is divided into four parts: (1) Changes In the Composition of the Supreme Court-- Significance for Government Partnership With Faith-Based Organizations; (2) Gulf Coast Hurricanes and the Special Problems of Emergency Responses; (3) Judicial Developments Affecting Government Partnerships With Faith-Based Organizations; and (4) Federal-State Relations and public Partnerships With Faith-Based Organizations.