Unformatted text preview: (1803) when the Constitution--the nation's highest law--conflicts with an act of the legislature, that act is invalid. • Dred Scott Case (1857) slaves were NOT citizens, cited Article III of the constitution. • Lemon v. Kurtzman 1971 – direct state aid could not subsidize religious instruction • Engel v. Vitale 1962 – official prayer not allowed • Wallace v. Jaffree 1985 – moment of silence not allowed • Epperson v. Arkansas 1968 – evolution violated establ. • Edwards v. Aguillard 1987 – teaching both also unconst. • Oregon v. Smith 1990, peyote use in religion, Sup. Ct. allows Oregon to deny peyote use...
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- Fall '07
- Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, United States Supreme Court cases, court rules