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News Posted on September 27, 2013

Professor Larson Comments on Parental Naming Rights for TIME

Professor Carlton Larson commented for TIME magazine on a Tennessee judge's ruling that struck down a lower court's decision to bar a mother from naming her child Messiah on the basis that the name was offensive to Christians.

The original ruling "violated four or five different provisions of the Constitution," said Larson, who also commented on parental naming rights and state law.

Carlton Larson's research interests focus on constitutional law and legal history, with a strong emphasis on the 18th century.