has been consistently held to bar any form of prayer or devotional exercise in public schools, at least when prescribed by law, and frequently also when initiated by students. The author examines the two principal Supreme Court decisions that have produced this constitutional doctrine, and the manner in which other courts have both followed and expanded on these rulings. The author concludes, however, that the absolute outlawing of all religious expression by public school students is not a logically necessary result, and observes an emerging trend of free exercise and free expression based upon the first amendment.
James J. O'Connell Jr.,
Public School Prayer and the First Amendment: Reconciling Constitutional Claims,
Duq. L. Rev.
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