Case Analysis and Comparison Analytical Essay by Nicky

An analysis and comparison of the "Aguilar v. Felton" and "Agostini v. Felton" cases.
# 151015 | 2,045 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on May 18, 2012 in Law (Historic Trials)


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Description:

The paper looks at the background, issues and reasoning behind the "Aguilar v. Felton" case regarding the Title I program. The paper contrasts this case to the "Agostini v. Felton" case and also discusses its background, issues and reasoning. The paper provides an analysis of both cases and their outcomes.

Outline:
Aguilar v. Felton, 473 U.S.402 (1985)
Factual Background
Issues
Reasoning
Analysis
Conclusion
Agostini v. Felton, 521 U.S. 203 (1997)
Factual Background
Issues
Reasoning
Analysis
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"New York City used federal funds from a Title I program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to pay salaries of public school employees teaching in private parochial schools in the city. The program in question was established to help children from low-income families. The teachers in question were not employees of the private school, but were city employees assigned by the city to the schools in question, and supervised by city employees. All professional involved in the program were directed to avoid becoming involved with religious activity at the school, to bar religious materials from their classrooms, and used only materials and equipment paid for under Title I. Furthermore, those Title I materials were used only for the remedial program, and the classrooms were cleared of all religious material for the remedial classes. Taxpayers brought an action in the District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleging that the program violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which guarantees the separation based of church and state. The trial court granted the taxpayers' motion for summary judgment, and the appellant court reversed. The case was then brought to the Supreme Court for review."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agostini v. Felton, 521 U.S. 203 (1997).
  • Aguilar v. Felton, 473 U.S.402 (1985).

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