To An Unknown God

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by Garrett Epps
with a special introduction by Alan Dershowitz
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For the first time in the history of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights provided no protection for obscure and minority religions...
The subject of this book is the case that had the United States Supreme Court decide whether the First Amendment protects the right of Native Americans and others to seek God with the use of peyote, a form of worship some scholars believe to be more than ten thousand years old.
The Court would finally answer no; it would say that the Bill of Rights provided no protection for obscure and minority religions if the legislature chose not to recognize their needs.  In the tradition of A Civil Action and Gideon's Trumpet, Garrett Epps tracks the case from the humblest hearing room to the Supreme Court Chamber, skillfully building the suspense and tension that are so much a part of litigating a great case. Expertly weaving together a fascinating legal narrative with dramatic personal stories, To an Unknown God is a riveting look at how justice works -- and doesn't work -- in America today.

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