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    The following cases;
    1.Engle v. Vitale (1962)
    2. Maryland v. Shatzer (2010)
    3. Powell v. Alabama (1932)
    4. Employment Division v. Smith (1990)

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    The following cases;
    1.Engle v. Vitale (1962)
    Facts of the Case
    New York State's Board of Regents gave authorization for a short, voluntary prayer for recitation at the start of each school day.

    Issue: If states use a nondenominational prayer at the start of the school day, does its reading violate the "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment?

    Ruling: Yes this does violate the Establishment Clause of the United States constitution.

    Analysis: The prayer was just as unconstitutional with its nondenominational character as it would have been if it had denominational character, which are both unconstitutional because the state of New York violated the U.S. constitution by officially approved religion.

    Conclusion: The ruling was a result of the Court's use of the establishment clause to eliminate the practice of religious activities of any kind in schools because of their violation of the U.S. constitution.

    2. Maryland v. Shatzer (2010)

    Facts of the Case: A man was accused of sexually assaulting his own daughter while incarcerated on unrelated charges involving another child he did sexually assault. During the initial interview, the suspect invoked his Fifth Amendment right to counsel subsequently ending the interview. Three years later, he was interviewed again by a different interrogator and investigator who ...

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