Tilton v. Richardson
Significance, Higher Education Act
Tilton, et al.
Richardson, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, et al.
Institutions receiving federal monies were sectarian, therefore under Higher Education Facilities Act, they should not get monies.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Daniel M. Friedman
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
28 June 1971
The Court ruled that money used for non-religious purposes did not violate the Establishment Clause. However, the Court did strike down the 20 year limitation.
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- National Labor Relations Board v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp., 301 U.S. 1 (1937).
- Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947).
- Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963).
- Walz v. Tax Commission, 397 U.S. 664 (1970).
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