Stone v. Graham

PETITIONER: Stone
RESPONDENT: Graham
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.

Question

Did the Kentucky statute violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment?