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Chronological list of cases
Hugo L. Black
Supreme Court Justice
Engel v. Vitale (1962)
Everson v. Board of Education (1947)
Jamison v. State of Texas (1943)
McCollum v. Board of Education (1948)
Torcaso v. Watkins (1961)
Tucker v. Fischbein, et al. (2001-2002)
Harry A. Blackmun
Supreme Court Justice
Allegheny County v. ACLU (1989)
Jones v. Wolf (1979)
Wolman v. Walter (1977)
Joseph P. Bradley
Supreme Court Justice
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints v. United States (1890)
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Supreme Court Justice
Aguilar v. Felton (1985) overruled by Agostini v. Felton (1997)
Edwards v. Aguillard (1987)
Hobbie v. Unemployment Commission (1987)
Johnson v. Robison (1974)
Larson v. Valente (1982)
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. v. Mary Elizabeth Blue Hull Memorial Presbyterian Church (1969)
School District of Grand Rapids v. Ball (1985)
Serbian Orthodox Diocese v. Milivojevich (1976)
Sherbert v. Verner (1963)
Warren E. Burger
Chief Justice of the United States
Bob Jones University v. United States (1983)
Bowen v. Roy (1986)
Estate of Thornton v. Caldor (1985)
Larkin v. Grendel's Den, Inc. (1982)
Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971)
Levitt v. Committee for Public Education (1973)
Lynch v. Donnelly (1984)
Marsh v. Alabama (1946)
NLRB v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago (1979)
Norwood v. Harrison (1973)
Thomas v. Review Board (1981)
United States v. Lee (1982)
United States v. Seeger (1965)
Walz v. Tax Commission (1970)
Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)
Tom C. Clark
Supreme Court Justice
William O. Douglas
Supreme Court Justice
Follett v. Town of McCormick (1944)
Fowler v. Rhode Island (1953)
Murdock v. Pennsylvania (1943)
United States v. Ballard (1944)
Zorach v. Clauson (1952)
Stephen J. Field
Supreme Court Justice
Davis v. Beason (1890)
Abe Fortas
Supreme Court Justice
Epperson v. Arkansas (1968)
Felix Frankfurter
Supreme Court Justice
Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940) overruled by West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice
Cutter v. Wilkinson (2005)
John M. Harlan
Supreme Court Justice
Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905)
Robert H. Jackson
Supreme Court Justice
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)
Anthony Kennedy
Supreme Court Justice
Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. Hialeah (1993)
City of Boerne v. Flores (1997)
Lee v. Weisman (1992)
Roemer v. Board of Public Works of Maryland (1976)
Rosenberger v. Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia (1995)
Thurgood Marshall
Supreme Court Justice
Gillette v. United States (1971)
Hernandez v. Commissioner (1989)
Witters v. Washington Department of Services for the Blind (1986)
Samuel F. Miller
Supreme Court Justice
Watson v. Jones (1871)
Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court Justice
Agostini v. Felton (1997)
Jimmy Swaggart Ministries v. Board of Equal. (1990)
Lyng v. International Union, UAW (1988)
Westside Community Board of Education v. Mergens (1990)
Rufus Peckham
Supreme Court Justice
Bradfield v. Roberts (1899)
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court Justice
Committee for Public Education v. Nyquist (1973)
Hunt v. McNair (1973)
Widmar v. Vincent (1981)
Stanley Reed
Supreme Court Justice
In re Summers (1945)
Jones v. City of Opelika (1942) overruled by Jones v. City of Opelika (II) (1943)
Kedroff v. Saint Nicholas Cathedral (1952)
Poulos v. New Hampshire (1953)
William H. Rehnquist
Chief Justice of the United States
Locke v. Davey (2004)
Freedom of Religion
Van Orden v. Perry (2005)
Supreme Court Chief Justice & Associate Justice
Bowen v. Kendrick (1988)
Goldman v. Weinberger (1986)
Mueller v. Allen (1983)
O'Lone v. Shabazz (1987)
Valley Forge Christian College v. Americans United for Separation of Church & State (1982)
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002)
Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District (1993)
Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District (1993)
Owen J. Roberts
Supreme Court Justice
Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940)
Wiley B. Rutledge
Supreme Court Justice
Prince v. Massachusetts (1944)
Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court Justice
Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board v. Pinette (1995)
Employment Division v. Smith (II) (1990)
David H. Souter
Freedom of Religion
McCreary County, Ky. v. ACLU of Kentucky (2005)
Supreme Court Justice
Kiryas Joel Board of Education v. Grumet (1994)
John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court Justice
Elk Grove Unified School Dist. v. Newdow (2004)
Employment Division v. Smith (II) (1990)
Santa Fe Ind. School District v. Doe (2000)
Wallace v. Jaffree (1985)
Potter Stewart
Supreme Court Justice
Meek v. Pittenger (1975)
Harlan Fiske Stone
Chief Justice of the United States
Douglas v. City of Jeannette (1943)
Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Justice
Good News Club v. Milford Central School (2001)
Mitchell v. Helms (2000)
Morrison Waite
Supreme Court Justice
Reynolds v. United States (1878)
Earl Warren
Chief Justice of the United States
McGowan v. Maryland (1961)
Two Guys from Harrison Allentown, Inc. v. McGinley (1961)
Byron R. White
Supreme Court Justice
Committee for Public Education v. Nyquist (1973)
Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints v. Amos (1987)
Frazee v. Illinois Dept. of Employment Security (1989)
Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches School District (1993)
Tony & Susan Alamo Foundation v. Secretary of Labor (1985)
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