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1 The Constitutionality of the Blaine Amendment Jessica Joy Day

2 Introduction The Blaine Amendment National Effect Idaho’s Effect

3 Policy Identification Article 9 Section 5 Article 9 Section 6 (Idaho Constitution Art. 9  5)

4 History/ Background Public Schools Protestants Catholics

5 Figure 1: From “Blaine Amendment” (2008). Retrieved March 3, 2009, from http://www.blaineamendments.org.

6 History/ Background James G. Blaine Nationalize Amendment Territory Requirement

7 Figure 1: From “School Choice Media Kit. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2009 from http://www.ij.org/indexphp?option=com_content&task=view&id=1537&Itemid=282

8 Current Situation Mitchell vs. Helms (Allison, 1995) Zelman vs. Simmons (Zelman vs. Simmons, 2002) Lock vs. Davey (Underkuffler, n.d.)

9 Differing Viewpoints Proponents Sincere Education (Green, 2008) Religion Has It’s Place (Davis, 2001) ACLU (“ACLU Program,” 2007)

10 Differing Viewpoints Opponents Contradicts Free Exercise and Establishment Clause (Green, 2008) Nativist, Anti-Catholic Roots (Bolick, n.d.) Discrimination (Green, 2008)

11 Recommendation Remove Lines about Schools Lemon Test (Allison, 1995) Thomas Jefferson John Dewey Bible as Literature

12 Conclusion Economic and Politically Feasibility The Blaine Amendment’s Unconstitutionality Discrimination of a Particular Group Thomas Jefferson Quote

13 References Allison, Jim (n.d.). The Lemon Test. Retrieved March 7, 2009, from Separation of Church and State website:http://candst.tripod.com/tnppage/eclause2.htmhttp://candst.tripod.com/tnppage/eclause2.htm Bolick, C (n.d.).The Constitutional Parameters of School Choice. Brigham Young University Law Review. 335-350. Davis, D. (2001). The US Supreme Court as Moral Physician: Mitchell v. Helms and the Constitutional Revolution to Reduce Restrictions on Governmental. Aid to Religion (n.d.) Journal of Church & State, p. 213. Retrived March 7, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. Green, S (n.d.).The Insignificance of the Blaine Amendment. 295-333. Article IX Section 5 Education and School Lands (I.C. ァ 9-350). Article IX Section 6 Education and School Lands (I.C. ァ 9-350). School Choice Media Kit. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2009 from http://www.ij.org/indexphp?option=com_\ content&task=view&id=1537&Itemid=282. Underkuffler, L.S. (2007). Locke vs. Davey. Retrieved March 8, 2009, from Duke Law website: http://www.law.duke.edu/publiclaw/supremecourtonline/commentary/locvdav http://www.law.duke.edu/publiclaw/supreme

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