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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Flast v. Cohen
Citation:392 U.S. 83 (1968)
The appellants complained that federal funds appropriated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 were being used to finance instruction in reading, arithmetic, and other subjects in religious schools and to purchase textbooks and various materials for use in those schools. They alleged that such expenditures were in contravention of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
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