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Joe Dunman on the Devil in the Law

Season 1, Ep. 380

In this episode, L. Joe Dunman, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Morehead State University, discusses his article "The Devil in Recent American Law," which is published in the Pace Law Review. Dunman begins by observing that, at least in theory, courts are supposed to be agnostic about question of religious belief. But in practice, courts have long applied different standards to Satanism than other religions. He surveys different areas of the law in which courts have wrestled with Satanism and when it is admissible in court. And he reflects on how courts should treat Satanism, based on neutral principles. Dunman is on Twitter at @JoeDunman.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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