RESPONDENT: Board of Education of the Township of Ewing
LOCATION: Everson Residence
DOCKET NO.: 52
DECIDED BY: Vinson Court (1946-1949)
LOWER COURT: State appellate court
ARGUED: Nov 20, 1946
DECIDED: Feb 10, 1947
Edward R. Burke - for the appellant
E. Hilton Jackson - for the appellant
William H. Speer - for the appellee
Facts of the case
A New Jersey law allowed reimbursements of money to parents who sent their children to school on buses operated by the public transportation system. Children who attended Catholic schools also qualified for this transportation subsidy.
Did the New Jersey statute violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment as made applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment?