Fr. Neuhaus reports (second item, though the first item on Sartre is pretty hard too) that at least one reviewer doesn’t like the new book by, ahem, someone’s old law professor:
Douglas Laycock, a distinguished professor of law at the University of Michigan and expert on the Religion Clause of the First Amendment, examines God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law by Marci A. Hamilton (Cambridge). Writing in the Michigan Law Review, he concludes after seventeen pages: â€œOccasional errors are inevitable, but here the extraordinary number of errors, often with reference to famous cases and basic doctrines, implies a reckless disregard for truth. I document these errors for a reason. No one should cite this book. No one should rely on it for any purpose. You might use its footnotes as leads to other sources, but take nothing from this book without independent verification.â€ Prof. Laycock really did not like the book at all.
Now that’s harsh.