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Zorach vs Clauson

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Alyssa Howard

on 11 December 2012

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Transcript of Zorach vs Clauson

First Amendment Freedom of Religion The Case: Zorach vs Clauson
Petitioner was Tessim Zorach.






Respondent was Andrew G. Clauson
The case was argued on January 31, 1952
but wasn't decided until April 28, 1952 here's the facts:


This case was based on an original case from Illinois
where students were let out for religious classes but then in
New York, they tried including classes within the building but it was opposed.
Zorach fought for the preservation of the classes. Clauson argued the separation of church and government.
Did the New York program violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment? Additional Background on the Participants: Zorach wanted the preservation of religious classes in school, Clauson had originally fought it in previous court case of Clauson vs Board of Education but who won?! in a vote of 6-3, Zorach won the case, creating a precedent for religious instruction within school.
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