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Agostini v. Felton

Docket No.: 96-552
Argued: April 15, 1997
Decided: June 23, 1997
Consolidated with: No. 96-553

Topics:

Establishment of Religion, First Amendment, Bill of Rights, Civil Procedure, Establishment Clause, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, First Amendment, abuse of discretion, habeas, habeas corpus, patent, public education, public schools, stare decisis

PartyNames: Rachel AGOSTINI, et al., Petitioners, v. Betty-Louise FELTON et al. CHANCELLOR, BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, et al., Petitioners. v. Betty-Louise FELTON et al.
Petitioner: Agostini
Respondent: Felton

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 101 F.3d 1394
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Agostini
v.
Felton
521 U.S. 203 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1997138 L.Ed.2d 391 (521 U.S.
Question:

Is the Establishment Clause violated when public school teachers instruct in parochial schools?

Agostini v. Felton
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 15, 1997

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Agostini, 4 vote(s) against

Agostini v. Felton
Case Documents

1Opinion in Agostini v. Felton
2Opinion in Agostini v. Felton
Additional documents for this case are pending review.