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Zorach v. Clauson (docket #: 431) (1952)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Zorach v. Clauson  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 01/31/1952
Decided 04-28-1952
Supreme Court Vote 6-3
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment Establishment Clause claim denied.
 
IssueWhether voluntary "released time" programs that allow religious instruction occurring off school grounds violate the Establishment Clause.
 
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Douglas, J.
Dissenting Opinion Black, J., & Frankfurter, J., & Jackson, J.
Lower Court New York Court of Appeals
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment Establishment Clause claim denied.
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Kenneth W. Greenawalt (for Appellants)

For Respondent
Charles H. Tuttle (argued the cause for the Greater New York Coordinating Committee on Released Time of Jews, Protestants and Roman Catholics)

Michael A. Castaldi (argued the cause for the Board of Education of the City of New York)

News Stories & Commentary
"Court Decision Affects 30,000 Chicago Pupils," The Chicago Daily Tribune, April 30, 1952, p. 20
"Court Denies Suit on Released Time," The New York Times, June 20, 1950, p. 25
"Court Told of Need for Bible Training," The New York Times, Feb. 2, 1952, p. 9
"Final Stamp Noted on Released Time," The New York Times, April 29, 1952, p.23
"High Court Weighs School 'Time-Out,'" The New York Times, Feb. 1, 1952, P. 15
"N.Y. Court OK's 'Released Time' Religion Class," Chicago Daily Tribune, June 20, 1950, p. 7
Editorial, "Time Off For Religion," The New York Times, April 30, 1952, p. 26
Roberts, Chalmers M., "2 Church-State Cases Argued in High Court," The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 1952, p. 17
Woods, Lewis, "High Court Upholds Release of Pupils to Study Religion," The New York Times, April 29, 1952, p. 1
News
AP, "Virginia district allows Bible classes to continue" (2-16-05)

Other
Dickson, Del, THE SUPREME COURT IN CONFERENCE 1940-1985 (2001), pp. 404-406
Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, Tushnet, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3rd Ed.) (1996), pp. 1578, 1614
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