Walz v. Tax Commission
Significance, Separation Of Church And State, Further Readings
New York Tax Commission
That a New York state property tax exemption granted to religious organizations constituted governmental establishment of religion, thus violating the First Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Edward J. Ennis
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
J. Lee Rankin
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William O. Douglas
Date of Decision
4 May 1970
That the tax exemption did not constitute an establishment of religion and that it in fact avoided excessive entanglement between church and state, thus maintaining separation between the two.
- Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947).
- Zorach v. Clausen, 343 U.S. 306 (1952).
- Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).
- Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962).
- School District of Abington Township v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963).
- Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971).
Eastland, Terry. Religious Liberty in the Supreme Court. Washington, DC: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1993.
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