On June 4, 1990, the United States Supreme Court decided Board of Education of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens. The case involved public high school students who tried to create a student-led, voluntary, Christian bible study club. The students intended to meet after hours on school grounds, but the school board denied their request to form the club. They felt the club would violate the Establishment Clause. The students sued the Board of Education, and the United States Supreme Court found in their favor (in an 8-1 decision).