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Aguilar v. Felton (docket #: 84-237) (1985)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Aguilar v. Felton  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 12/05/1984
Decided 07/01/1985
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
Supreme Court Ruling Establishment Clause claim upheld
 
IssueDid New York City's decision to use Title I funds to pay salaries of parochial school teachers violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment?
Majority Opinion Brennan, J.
Concurring Opinion Powell, J.
Dissenting Opinion Burger, C.J., & White, J., & Rehnquist, J., & O'Connor, J.
Lower Court 2nd Circuit
Lower Court Ruling Establishment Clause claim upheld
Oral Arguments audio  [Oyez]
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Solicitor General Rex Lee

For Respondent
Stanley Geller

Briefs
For Amicus
Burt Neuborne, Charles Sims, and Marc D. Stern for the American Civil Liberties Union (for respondent)

Charles E. Rice for Citizens for Educational Freedom

Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Jr. for the Council for American Private Education et al. (for petitioner)

John J. Donnelly for Parents' Rights, Inc. (for petitioner)

Justin J. Finger, Meyer Eisenberg, and Jeffrey P. Sinensky for the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (for respondent)

Lee Boothby for Americans United for Separation of Church and State (for respondent)

Nathan Lewin, Dennis Rapps, and Daniel D. Chazin for the National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs

Steven Frederick McDowell for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights (for petitioner)

Wilfred R. Caron and Mark E. Chopko for the United States Catholic Conference (for petitioner)

News
"Justices Rule Public Teachers Can't Work in Religious Schools," The Los Angeles Times, July 1, 1985, p. 2
Fiske, Edward B., "Ruling Means Cities Must Work Out How to Get Help to Parochial Pupils," The New York Times, July 2, 1985, Sect. A, p. 14
Greenhouse, Linda, "High Court Bars Public Teachers in Church Schools," The New York Times, July 2, 1985, Sect. A, p. 1
Greenhouse, Linda, "Parochial School Case Will Be Heard," The New York Times, Oct. 10, 1984, Sect. A, p. 27
Greenhouse, Linda, "Supreme Court Hears Argument on Aid to Parochial Schools," The New York Times, Dec. 6, 1984, Sect. B, p. 21
Hager, Philip, "Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Another Case Testing Church-State Issue," The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 10, 1984, Sect. B, p. 13
Kamen, Al, "Court Urged to Sanction Parochial School Aid," The Washington Post, Dec. 6, 1984, Sect. A, p. 3
Kamen, Al, "High Court Rejects Public Aid For Paying Parochial Teachers," The Washington Post, July 2, 1985, Sect. A, p. 1
Maeroff, Gene I., "Education Board Faulted On Parochial Aid Stance," The New York Times, Jan. 22, 1985, Sect. B, p. 1
Pear, Robert, "Officials Struggle to Offer Remedial Classes to Parochial Students," The New York Times, Aug. 25, 1985, p. 34
Richburg, Keith B., "Bennett Backs Suit Over Title I Rule," The Washington Post, Aug. 16, 1985, Sect. A, p. 21
Sanders, Steven, "Education Secretary Hits Ruling on Parochial Schools," The Chicago Tribune, July 3, 1985, p. 10
Other
Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons Religious Institutions Group (commentary)

Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, Tushnet, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3rd Ed.) (1996), pp. 1584-1585, 1619
Commentary
"Public Money, Private Schools," The Washington Post, July 2, 1985, Sect. A, p. 16
Yoder, Edwin M., Jr., "When Your Taxes Support Someone Else's Views," The Washington Post, July 7, 1985, Sect. A, p. 1
Overruled By Agostini v. Felton
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