Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing

PETITIONER: Arch R. Everson
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

ADVOCATES:
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.

Question

Did the New Jersey statute violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment as made applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment?