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  • Defining Community in a Society Based on Rights

    Tomorrow will be spent talking about the intersection of religion and land use, and a remarkable array of people who work in this vineyard will tease out chapter and verse on the topic in a host of intriguing ways. My own chosen objective flows from the fact that my invitation says I am invited to give “remarks.” This is a very different invitation, of course, than one that proposes a lecture or even a speech. “Remarks” provides more license. I would like to talk partly about law, about that intersection where the Bill of Rights and land use and religion converge, but also partly about how Americans have thought about these issues over time. Hence, my title: Defining Community in a Society Based on Rights.