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Lemon v. Kurtzman

Starr asked the Supreme Court to abandon the Establishment Clause it formulated in "Lemon v. Kurtzman".
  U.S. Supreme Court case which established the "Lemon test" for determining if legislation violates the establishment (of religion) clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1971)
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Lemon v. Kurtzman Lemon Test
The Lemon test requires that the government’s actions may not violate any of these requirements:

1. must have a secular legislative purpose

2. may not have the primary effect of either advancing or inhibiting religion

3. must not result in "excessive government entanglement" with religion
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  • Starr asked the Supreme Court to abandon the Establishment Clause it formulated in "Lemon v. Kurtzman".
  • And his words have been used by the Supreme Court many times—in fact, the Lemon test, which the high court has used since 1971, says that for a law to be constitutional, it must have a secular purpose, must neither advance nor inhibit religion, and must not result in excessive government entanglement with religion.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Lemon v. Kurtzman [9] , Roe v. Wade [7] , Brown v. Board of Education [8] , Dred Scott Decision [8] , Loving v. Virginia [9] , New York Times Co. v. Sullivan [9] , Plessy v. Ferguson [9]
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