Mitchell v. Helms

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep530/usrep530793/usrep530793.pdf

Holding

Federally funded state policy to lend educational materials directly to public and private schools does not violate the establishment clause simply because many of the private schools receiving aid are religiously affiliated; Meek v. Pittinger (1975) and Wolman v. Walter (1977) overruled.

Citation

530 U.S. 793

Year

Ratio

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

Helms v. Picard, 151 F.3d 347 (5th Cir. 1998), opinion amended on denial of reh'g, 165 F.3d 311 (5th Cir. 1999), and cert. granted, cause remanded, 530 U.S. 1270 (2000), and cert. granted, judgment vacated, 530 U.S. 1271 (2000), and rev'd sub nom. Mitchell v. Helms, 530 U.S. 793 (2000), and cert. granted, cause remanded, 530 U.S. 1270 (2000), and cert. granted, judgment vacated, 530 U.S. 1271 (2000)