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Bible Reading Was Found to be a Religious Ceremony

On June 17, 1963, the United States Supreme Court decided School District of Abington Township, Pennsylvania v. Schempp. That case dealt with prayer in the public schools.  Under Pennsylvania law, at the beginning of each public school day, at least … Continue reading

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On This Date In Legal History

On June 9, 1987, the United States Supreme Court decided O’Lone v. Estate of Shabazz. Muslim inmates sued the Administrator of the Leesburg State Prison claiming prison policies impinged on their First Amendment rights. Prisoners assigned to work off-site weren’t … Continue reading

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Bible Reading Was Found to be a Religious Ceremony

On this date in 1963, the United States Supreme Court decided School District of Abington Township, Pennsylvania v. Schempp.  That case dealt with prayer in the public schools.  Under Pennsylvania law, at the beginning of each public school day, at … Continue reading

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