Marvin Schwartz argued the cause for respondents and filed a brief for respondents Scarsdale Creche Committee et al. Vincent K. Gilmore filed a brief for respondents McCreary et al. *
[ Footnote * ] Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the American Civil Liberties Union et al. by Burt Neuborne, Charles S. Sims, Norman Dorsen, and Steven R. Shapiro; for the American Jewish Committee et al. by Samuel Rabinove; and for the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith et al. by Ruti G. Teitel, Meyer Eisenberg, Justin J. Finger, and Jeffrey P. Sinensky.
Solicitor General Lee, Acting Assistant Attorney General Willard, and Deputy Solicitor General Bator filed a brief for the United States as amicus curiae urging affirmance.
Steven Frederick McDowell filed a brief for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights as amicus curiae.
The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.
JUSTICE POWELL took no part in the decision of this case. [471 U.S. 83, 84]