The case which created the Lemon Test which is used to determine if legislation meets the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution


Issues & Arguments

  • Do statutes that provide state funding for non-public, non-secular schools violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment?

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Timeline

  • On Mar 3, 1971 the case was argued in front of the Supreme Court.
  • A decision was presented on Jun 28, 1971.

Outcome

  • They reached a 8-1 decision in favor of Lemon that the Rhode Island statute is unconstitutional under the religion clause of First Amendment for excessive entanglement of state and church.
  • They reached a 8-0 decision in favor of Lemon that the Pennsylvania statute is unconstitutional under the religion clause of First Amendment for excessive entanglement of state and church. Justice Thurgood Marshall did not participate in this decision.

Citations

  • Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District
  • Santa Fe Independent School Dist. v. Doe
  • McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky
  • Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District
  • International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

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