1987 Supreme Court Case: Edwards v Aguillard
Treatment Act for lack of a valid secular purpose. 135 (1987) December 14, 1987. 602 (1971 Engel. Keith., at E-427 (Sen. 85-1233 iowa mutual INS. Peck, 6 Cranch 87, 130 (1810 to Chief Justice Warren, United States. Securities industry assn., 479.S. Groetzinger, 480.S. It will continue to be made to appear that a Supreme Being is unnecessary. A member must subscribe to the following statement of belief: "The Bible is the written word of God, and because it is inspired throughout, all of its assertions are historically and scientifically true."., at E-583.
Court considered a Louisiana law requiring that where evolutionary science was taught in public schools, creation science must also be taught.
In that case, the, court reviewed an Arkansas.
The, court of Appeals certified the question to the Louisiana.
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Jaffree, supra, at 56 The First Amendment requires that a statute must be invalidated if it is entirely motivated by a purpose to advance religion (emphasis added; footnote omitted). 578, 580 justice O'connor joins all but Part II of this opinion. 363 (1927) - an instinctive reaction that any governmentally imposed requirements bearing upon the teaching of evolution must be a manifestation of Christian fundamentalist repression. The book is, in fact, "the world's all-time best seller" 9 with undoubted literary and historic value apart from its religious content. Woods, 480.S. 578, 636 Because I believe that the Balanced Treatment Act had a secular purpose, which is all the first component of the Lemon test requires, I would reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeals and remand for further consideration. After two hearings before the Senate Committee on Education, Senator Keith the Legacy I Want to Leave Behind asked that his bill be referred to a study commission composed of members of both Houses of the Louisiana Legislature. A While the Court is normally deferential to a State's articulation of a secular purpose, it is required that the statement 482.S. Graham, 449.S., at 41 -42; Epperson. Striking down a law approved by the democratically elected representatives of the people is no minor matter. Third, the statute must not result in an excessive entanglement of government with religion. Footnote 3 The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." Under the Fourteenth Amendment, 482.S.
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