Applying an expansive interpretation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment, the Supreme Court struck down a state law that authorized schools to devote a minute of silence for “meditation or voluntary prayer.”
The majority of the public, especially in the South, disagreed with Engel v. Vitale
Chief Justice Warren Burger wrote a scathing dissent in the Court's Wallace decision.
In Wallace v. Jaffree, the Supreme Court justices voted six to three that the 1981 law also violated the establishment clause. Justice John Paul Stevens’s
Abington School District v. Schempp
Agostini v. Felton
Epperson v. Arkansas
Religion, establishment of