Mueller v. Allen - Significance, Tax Breaks For All--in Theory, Applying The "lemon Test", A Strong Dissent
Van D. Mueller and June Noyes
Clyde E. Allen, Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue
That a Minnesota statute allowing parents to deduct certain school expenses on their state income tax promoted religious schooling, violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
William I. Kampf
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Douglas C. Blomgren
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
29 June 1983
Affirmed the decision of the lower courts that the tax statute did not violate the Establishment Clause.
- Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971).
- Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty v. Nyquist, 413 U.S. 756 (1973).
- Aguilar v. Felton, 473 U.S. 402 (1985).
Eastland, Terry. Religious Liberty in the Supreme Court. Washington, DC: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1993.
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