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Constitutionality of Legislation Extending Federal Grants to Students at Nonpublic Schools


Views expressed in earlier opinion, that extension of Basic Educational Opportunity Grants to students enrolled in nonpublic elementary and secondary schools would violate Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, reconsidered and reaffirmed.

Updated July 9, 2014