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Church and State:
Agostini v. Felton
Argued: April 15, 1997 Decided: June 23, 1997
Vote: 5 to 4
At Issue: Whether a New York program in which public school teachers provided remedial education to students in parochial schools unnecessarily entangles church and state, violating the First Amendment.

Decision: The Court
ruled to permit public school teachers to provide remedial help to students at parochial schools, overturning a case forbidding government-funded teachers to tutor children in religious schools.

Read the full text of the Agostini v. Felton decision at the FindLaw Internet Legal Resources Web site.

Listen to the Agostini v. Felton oral argument and the announcement of the court's decision in RealAudio at the Oyez Oyez Oyez Web site.


Background from The Post
Church-State Divide Narrowed (June 24, 1997)
'We Have Departed From The Rule' (June 24, 1997)
Church and State: A Moving Line (editorial) (June 24, 1997)
Justices Mull Church-State Teacher Dispute (editorial) (April 16, 1997)


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