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Lemon v. Kurtzman

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In Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that

A

polygamy, as once practiced by the Mormon Church, was unconstitutional since religious practices cannot make an act legal that would otherwise be illegal.

B

free speech can be limited by the government when the speech presents a "clear and present danger" of bringing about "substantive evils".

C

government mandated prayer in public schools is unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment's establishment clause.

D

government funding to private religious schools had to be clearly secular, must not advance nor inhibit religion, and must not foster an "excessive entanglement" between government and religion.

E

the exclusionary rule was to be extended to the states through the process of selective incorporation.