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Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District

Significance, Was The School District Discriminatory?, Federal Court, Further Readings


Lamb's Chapel, et al.


Center Moriches Union Free School District, et al.

Petitioner's Claim

That the Center Moriches Union Free School District violated the First Amendment rights of the Lamb's Chapel by not allowing them to use the school facilities for the showing of a religious-based film series on family values.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Jay Alan Sekulow

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

John W. Hoefling

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens, Clarence Thomas, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)

Justices Dissenting



Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

7 June 1993


Overturned the trial court and appeal's court decisions by stating that the claim by Lamb's Chapel alleging that they had been discriminated against on basis of religion was accurate.

Related Cases

  • Lemon v. Kurtzman, 411 U.S. 192 (1973).
  • Bronx Household of Faith v. Community School District No. 10, 127 F.3d 207 (1997).
  • The Good News Club v. Milford Center School, 21 F.Supp.2d 147 (1998).

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