The Lemon Test, which is used to determine whether a law violates the Establishment Clause, came about in the 1971 Supreme Court case, Lemon v. Kurtzman. Has the Lemon Test been useful to evaluate such cases? What are the pros and cons of the test? This No. 86 video explores the history, effectiveness, and future of the Lemon Test.
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The Lemon Testhttps://www.pewforum.org/2009/05/14/shifting-boundaries6/
It’s Not Just the Test That’s a Lemon, It’s How Some Some Judges Apply Ithttps://fedsoc.org/commentary/publications/ita-s-not-just-the-test-thata-s-a-lemon-ita-s-how-some-judges-apply-it
The Supreme Court’s Reasoning in the Bladensburg Cross Case Is a Messhttps://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/supreme-courts-reasoning-bladensburg-cross-case-mess
Brief of Muslim Advocates as Amicus Curiae, The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, January 30, 2019 https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/17/17-1717/82327/20190130160942323_Brief.pdf
Maryland cross case is a chance to rethink the establishment clausehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-opinions-are-local/wp/2017/11/09/maryland-cross-case-is-a-chance-to-rethink-the-establishment-clause/?noredirect=on
The Lemon Test and the Establishment Clause: A Proposal for Modificationhttps://digitalcommons.law.ggu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1485&context=ggulrev
This Lemon Comes as a Lemon. The Lemon Test and the Pursuit of a Statute's Secular Purposehttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1329343