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Facts: Ishmael Jaffree had three lovely children attending public schools within Mobile County. The state of Alabama passed a law that allowed teachers to lead religious prayer services in school classrooms during the school day. Jaffree did not like that these services were being handed to his children, and felt that his children had received acts of religious indoctrination though he had requested many times that the religious activity stop. Issue: Does allowing a teacher in Alabama public schools the ability to lead regular religious prayer and activities violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause?Answer: Yes.Reasoning of the Court: The court agreed in a 6-3 decision that Alabama allowing teachers to lead regular religious activity in the public schools violated the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment. This determination stated that the acts of Alabama were unconstitutional and that there was no secular purpose to add the law into place. Meaning that the law diverged away from the state’s job to make sure there is absolute neutrality toward religion, and was an endorsement of religion. The dissenters argue that the state has a secular interest in regulating the manner that public schools are managed, and that the Establishment Clause does not prohibit any generalized endorsement of religious activity, so they should overturn the ruling. Point of Law: Giving Public School Teachers the authority to lead regular religious activity during the school day does violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.Personal Reaction: I agree with the court’s decision because religion is meant to be kept outside of public schools and not supposed to be endorsed in any aspect. The state has the task to make sure that a public school is neutral to religion, therefore Alabama was unconstitutional in passing a law allowing regular religious activities led by a teacher. And with that being said I think the decision and every reason behind is justified.