Zorach v. Clauson
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Andrew G. Clauson, Jr.
That New York City's program of "released time" for students to attend religious instruction away from school premises violated the First Amendment mandate of church-state separation.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Kenneth W. Greenawalt
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Michael A. Castaldi
Justices for the Court
Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas (writing for the Court), Sherman Minton, Stanley Forman Reed, Fred Moore Vinson
Hugo Lafayette Black, Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson
Date of Decision
28 April 1952
The Supreme Court upheld the program.
- Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947).
- Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education, 333 U.S. 203 (1948).
- Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971).
- Board of Education v. Mergens, (1990).
Eastland, Terry. Religious Liberty in the Supreme Court. Washington, DC: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1993.
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