Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep536/usrep536639/usrep536639.pdf

Holding

School voucher program, enacted for valid secular purpose of providing educational assistance to poor children in demonstrably failing public school system, does not violate the establishment clause because program was neutral toward religion and government aid to religious schools was the result of parents’ “true private choices.”

Citation

536 U.S. 639

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

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Simmons-Harris v. Zelman, 234 F.3d 945 (6th Cir. 2000), rev'd, 536 U.S. 639 (2002)