LOCATION: Home of George Summers
DOCKET NO.: 80-321
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: Kentucky Supreme Court
CITATION: 449 US 39 (1980)
DECIDED: Nov 17, 1980
Facts of the case
Sydell Stone and a number of other parents challenged a Kentucky state law that required the posting of a copy of the Ten Commandments in each public school classroom. They filed a claim against James Graham, the superintendent of public schools in Kentucky.
Did the Kentucky statute violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment?