Cities and states have enacted juvenile curfews to address juvenile crime or to protect the safety and well-being of youths. Many times, juveniles and their parents challenge restrictive curfew policies, alleging violations of due process, equal protection, and the First Amendment. The lower courts have been divided over the constitutionality of curfews, even in the face of a First Amendment defense. Confusion on this issue in the lower courts likely will continue until the Supreme Court examines the constitutionality of a juvenile curfew law.
Constitutional Amendment on School Prayer | American Civil Liberties Union
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Constitution "relating to voluntary school prayer. No person shall be required by the United States or by any State to participate in prayer. Neither the United States nor any State shall compose the words of any prayer to be said in public schools. In spite of the caveats in the last two sentences, if adopted the amendment would allow public officials, including teachers, to dictate how, when and where school children and others should pray, thus undermining one of the core values of the First Amendment: the complete freedom of religious conscience through the nonestablishment of religion.
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