1. Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1
    The Court held that the First Amendment did not prohibit New Jersey from spending tax-raised funds to pay the bus fares of parochial school pupils as a part of a general program under which it paid the fares of
  2. Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421
    Petitioner parents applied for a writ of certiorari after the Court of Appeals of New York granted a judgment that upheld the school board's authority to use prayer in the public schools on the condition that no
  3. Abington School District v. Schempp (and Murray v. Curlett), 374 U.S. 203
    The Court concluded that state laws requiring readings from the Bible at the beginning of the school day amounted to requiring religious exercises and such exercises were being conducted in direct violation of the
  4. Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602
    In a consolidated case from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and from the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, appellant citizens and taxpayers
  5. Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205
    The parents practiced the Amish and Mennonite religions and argued that sending their children to public school after the eighth grade violated their religious beliefs and threatened their religious way of life. The
  6. The Court held that accommodating the Amish and Mennonite parents' religious objections to compulsory education after the eigth grade would not impair the physical or mental health of the child, result in an
  7. Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, 508 U.S. 520
    Petitioners, church and its president, applied for and received licensing, inspection and zoning approvals to establish a church including a ritual of animal sacrifice from respondent city. In response, an emergency
  8. Rosenberger v. University of Virginia, 515 U.S. 819
    Petitioner students brought an action against respondents alleging First Amendment violations for respondents' refusal to authorize payment of the printing costs of petitioners student publication based on its
  9. Agostini v. Felton, 521 U.S. 203
    This action arose from a case in which U.S. Supreme Court held that the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment barred a city from sending public school teachers into parochial schools to provide education to