Matters of Church and State
Engel v. Vitale (1962)
Court strikes down state-sponsored prayer in public schools, considered a violation of the Constitution
Epperson v. Arkansas (1968)
Invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of human evolution in the public schools.
Van Orden v. Perry (2005)
A Ten Commandments monument erected on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol did not violate the Establishment Clause, because the monument, when considered in context, conveyed a historic and social meaning rather than an intrusive religious endorsement.