The Witters Case: Lemon V. Kurtzman

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After listening to the oral arguments and reading the opinion of the court, I believe I have completed the second part of my analysis for the Witters case. The Court ruled in favor of the petitioner Mr. witters in a 9-0 majority. The Court ruled that the lemon test established in Lemon v. Kurtzman was applicable in this case, and that aid to Witters would meet the standards set in the lemon test. The Court ruled that the primary effect of the statute was an effect on Witters, not religion. Where the aid money would be spent the court noted was made solely by the individual, therefore the Court ruled that the state of Washingtons ' statute had no excessive entanglement with religion. because the statute provided the money directly to individuals

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