Lynch v. Donnelly - Significance, Public Religious Displays, Further Readings
Lynch, Mayor of Pawtucket, et al.
Donnelly, et al.
A nativity scene should be allowed in public view.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
William F. McMahon
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Amato A. DeLuca
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
5 March 1984
The nativity scene was allowed to remain in view.
- Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971).
- County of Allegheny v. ACLU, 492 U.S. 573 (1989).
Hirsley, Michael. "Religious Display Needs Firm Court."Chicago Tribune, 20 December 1991.
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