Agostini v. Felton



Overturned Aguilar v. Felton (1985); the mere presence of a state employee in a religious institution is not per se unconstitutional, and thus the state may provide Title I remedial services to students at religious schools.


521 U.S. 203



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

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Felton v. Sec., U.S. Dept. of Educ., 101 F.3d 1394 (2d Cir. 1996), rev'd sub nom. Agostini v. Felton, 521 U.S. 203 (1997)