Ishmael Jaffree sued a public school in Mobile, Alabama in which his three children attended. Stated that the children had experienced acts of religious indoctrination and that teachers led their classes in saying daily prayers. Jaffree's repeatedly requested that the religious activities be stopped.
District court ruled in favor of the state that daily prayer in the classroom should be allowed.
Appellate Court- December 4, 1984
Court of appeals reversed the ruling, saying silent prayer was unconstitutional.
Unconstitutional- Not subject to any conditions. Injunction- An authoritative warning or order. Declaratory Judgement - Legal declaration of a court that resolves legal uncertainty for the litigants.
Supreme Court- June 4, 1985
Ruled 6-3 against the state of Alabama, claiming it violated constitutional principle by forcing students to have silent prayer.