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Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District

The Lower Courts Rule

The judge for the U.S. district court granted the Catalina Foothills School District's motion for summary judgment. It agreed with the district that such aid would promote a particular religious agenda at public expense and hence violate the establishment clause. The Zobrests then took their case to the U.S. Court of Appeals, which affirmed the district court's ruling. It held that the actions the Zobrests had requested would have represented an unconstitutional application of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Zobrests next appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which agreed to hear the case.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1989 to 1994Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District - Historical Background, The Facts Of The Case, The Lower Courts Rule, The Supreme Court Rules