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On This Date in Legal History

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 May 28, 1982, Ishmael Jaffree filed a complaint on behalf of his children against teachers, administrators and school board officials in Mobile, Alabama.  The complaint alleged that his children were “subjected to various acts of religious indoctrination” at their … Continue reading

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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 May 28, 1982, Ishmael Jaffree filed a complaint on behalf of his children against teachers, administrators and school board officials in Mobile, Alabama.  The complaint alleged that his children were “subjected to various acts of religious indoctrination” at their … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided Town of Greece v. Galloway. The Court (in a 5:4 decision) held that reciting a prayer before a town meeting doesn’t violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. Read more about … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1992 the United States Supreme Court decided Lee v. Weisman.  Daniel Weisman sued his daughter’s public school to bar them from inviting clergy to offer invocation and benediction prayers at her graduation.  Weisman claimed that the … Continue reading

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Morning Prayers in Public Schools Violate the First Amendment

In 1958, a school district in New York adopted a policy that dictated the following prayer be recited, each morning, in its classrooms: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, … 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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