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Helms Amendment, National Endowment for the Arts, NEA, cultural values, art, religion, censorship, government funding


Mr. Dellinger Mr. Dellinger originally delivered these remarks for the panel entitled The Role of Government in Defining Our Culture, at the Federalist Society’s 2006 National Lawyers Convention, on Saturday, November 18, 2006, in Washington, D.C. commenting on the Ninth Circuit decision Finley v. National Endowment for the Arts. The case involved the constitutionality of the Helms Amendment which required that the National Endowment for the Arts take decency into account in choosing who should be awarded artistic grants.

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National Endowment for the Arts, Art, Abortion--Law and legislation, Social values, Art and state, Censorship, Religion