LOCATION: Aurora, Illinois
DOCKET NO.: 78-1369
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
CITATION: 444 US 646 (1980)
ARGUED: Nov 27, 1979
DECIDED: Feb 20, 1980
Leo Pfeffer - on behalf of the appellants
Richard E. Nolan - on behalf of the intervening parties-appellees
Shirley Adelson Siegel - on behalf of the appellees
Facts of the case
Media for Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty v. Regan
- Opinion Announcement - February 20, 1980
- Oral Argument - November 27, 1979 (Part 2)
- Oral Argument - November 27, 1979 (Part 1)
Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - November 27, 1979 (Part 1) in Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty v. Regan
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - February 20, 1980 in Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty v. Regan
Byron R. White:
In the other case I have for announcement, which is the Committee for Public Education against Regan, the Comptroller of the State of New York.
The -- this case involves a New York statute which reimburses non-public schools including religiously oriented schools, reimburses these schools for certain testing, record keeping and reporting expenses.
The -- a three-judge District Court upheld this statute and we affirm that judgment believing that the case is controlled by our recent decision in Wolman against Walter.
Mr. Justice Blackmun has filed a dissenting opinion and he is joined by Justices Brennan and Marshall.
Mr. Justice Stevens has also filed a dissenting opinion.
Warren E. Burger:
Thank you, Mr. Justice White.