Stone v. Graham
Significance, Coercion In The Classroom?, The Secular Impact Of Religion, Impact, Further Readings
William C. Stone, et al.
James Graham, Superintendent of Public Instruction of Kentucky
That a Kentucky law requiring posting of the Ten Commandments in public schoolrooms violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
William C. Stone
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Edward L. Fossett
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White (unsigned)
Warren E. Burger, Harry A. Blackmun, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
17 November 1980
Upheld Stone's claim and overturned a Kentucky Supreme Court decision allowing copies of the Ten Commandments to be posted in all public classrooms for secular (non-religious) purposes.
- Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963).
- Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971).
- Lee v. Weisman, 505 V.S. 577 (1992).
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