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Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education , 16-55425

Affirmed that a local school board violated the Establishment Clause by opening its board meetings with a religious prayer. The Ninth Circuit held that the prayer policy lacked a secular legislative purpose and, therefore, under Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971), the policy violated the Establishment Clause. The panel also held that the district court's injunction was not overbroad.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/25


  • Per Curiam


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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