Nicole Stelle Garnett

John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law

Notre Dame Law School

Office
315 Visitation Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone
+1 574-631-2517
Email
ngarnett@nd.edu
Website
https://law.nd.edu/directory/nicole-garnett/

John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law

  • School Choice
  • Education Reform & Policy
  • Land Use Planning & Regulation
  • Local Government Law
  • Property Law

Garnett in the News

U.S. Supreme Court takes aim at separation of church and state

Nicole Stelle Garnett, a Notre Dame Law School professor who joined a brief filed with the justices backing the football coach, said the court was merely making clear that governments must treat religious people the same as everyone else.

Are religious charter schools coming soon?

Nicole Garnett is the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.

Prayer on the 50-yard line: Supreme Court reshapes church-state relationship

“I would say this general trend towards neutrality is the touchstone, the core principle of the First Amendment’s religion clauses, and it predates by many years ... the Roberts court,” says Nicole Stelle Garnett, professor at Notre Dame Law School and former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas.

Are religious charter schools coming soon?

Nicole Stelle Garnett is the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.

A Victory for Religious Liberty and Educational Pluralism

Nicole Stelle Garnett is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.

Supreme Court rules for parents seeking state aid for religious schools

“The court said again no state may set up a program of private school choice and exclude funding for faith-based schools,” said Nicole Garnett, a Notre Dame law professor.

Supreme Court says Maine cannot deny tuition aid to religious schools

Notre Dame law professor Nicole Stelle Garnett filed a lawsuit against Maine’s program 25 years ago. She called Tuesday’s decision a “victory both for religious liberty and for American schoolchildren.”

Supreme Court strikes down ban on state funding for religious education, a major win for religious interests

"The court's already made pretty clear the rules here," Nicole Garnett, a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School who filed a legal brief in support of the plaintiffs, told Insider ahead of the decision.

Supreme Court says Christian group can fly flag at City Hall

The program’s interim director, Nicole Stelle Garnett, a Notre Dame law professor, said this case provides the court with the chance to “clarify that religious voices are welcome in the public square and that our nation and communities are enriched by them.”

The “reasonable observer” of prayer in school

Amy talks to Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett and supervising attorney John Meiser of the Religious Liberty Clinic at Notre Dame Law School about the amicus brief the clinic filed in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.

When It Comes to Clarence Thomas, Who Reflects Whom?

How about an excerpt on this very theme, from Notre Dame Law professor Nicole Stelle Garnett?

Court leans toward allowing flag with cross to fly at Boston City Hall

Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative similarly filed an amicus brief in this case. The program’s interim director, Nicole Stelle Garnett, a Notre Dame law professor, said this case provides the court with the chance to “clarify that religious voices are welcome in the public square and that our nation and communities are enriched by them.”

Supreme Court leans in favor of requiring taxpayer funding for some religious schools

Notre Dame law professor Nicole Garnett predicted there would be a move to permit religious charter schools, either through the courts or the states.

Supreme Court poised to further open the door for taxpayer funding of religious schools

Notre Dame law professor Nicole Garnett, a former Thomas clerk, predicts there will be a move “in the near future to permit religious charter schools,” either through the courts or the states. 

The case that could breach the wall between church and state

“At some level pluralism demands that we tolerate views that we don’t like. A lot of religions have views that I disagree with, and I’m able, I hope, to accept that,” says Nicole Stelle Garnett, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Correcting Maine’s Error

Nicole Stelle Garnett is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.

Critical Moment for Roe, and the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy

But Nicole Garnett, a law professor at Notre Dame, said there was just one sound way to assess the status and stature of the court.