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Wallace v. Jaffree
Citation:472 U.S. 38 (1985)
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Alabama Code, as initially enacted in 1978, provided: “at the commencement of the first class each day in the first through the sixth grades in all public schools, the teacher in charge of the room in which each such class is held shall announce that a period of silence, not to exceed one minute in duration, shall be observed for meditation, and during any such period silence shall be maintained and no activities engaged in.” Appellee Ishmael Jaffree, the father of three children in Alabama public schools, brought a lawsuit claiming that the statutes violated the Establishment Clause.
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