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FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUND, INC. v. BUGHER, 99-2850

A state program that subsidizes telecommunications access for schools which fails to restrict the use of cash grants to private, sectarian schools in order to reduce the cost of their existing telecommunications access expenses violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/13/2000
  • Decided 04/27/2001
  • Published 04/27/2001

Judges

  • HARLINGTON WOOD, Jr., Circuit Judge., Before WOOD, KANNE and WOOD, Jr., Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • James A. Friedman (argued), Lafollette, Godfrey & Kahn, Madison, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellees., Bruce A. Olsen (argued), Office of the Atty. Gen., Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellants.
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