THE SUPREME COURT*: Two for Schools


In two decisions affecting U.S. public schools, the U.S. Supreme Court this week:

¶ Left intact a New Jersey law which requires the daily reading of at least five verses from the Old Testament in public schools, permits the recitation of the Lord's Prayer, and allows any pupil to walk out of either if he does not want to participate. The Court (by a 6-3 decision) held the New Jersey case raised no federal or constitutional question. Dissenting Justices: Douglas, Reed and Burton.

¶ Upheld (6-3) New York's Feinberg law, which provides that membership in subversive organizations (as listed...

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