County of Allegheny v. ACLU



Disallowed county’s practice of allowing a privately funded nativity scene in front of its courthouse but upheld the display of a menorah on courthouse grounds.


492 U.S. 573



Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Am. Civ. Liberties Union, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter v. Allegheny County, 842 F.2d 655 (3d Cir. 1988), aff'd in part, rev'd in part sub nom. County of Allegheny v. Am. Civ. Liberties Union Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 492 U.S. 573 (1989)

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