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Scalia's warped logic on religion in public

In his dissent on public school graduations in churches, Justice Antonin Scalia focuses on the offense one takes when exposed to religion through government action. Whether one may reasonably escape that exposure is key. ("Diplomas and churches don't mix," Editorial, June 18) Scalia's example of musical taste doesn't fly. He can simply insert earplugs to avoid music he doesn't like. Those evasive acts might betray his tastes, but the Constitution doesn't protect him here. Freedom of religion, however, includes the right to not express one's religious leanings, implicit in the Constitution' prohibition of any religious test for public office....

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