Cochran v. Louisiana 281 U.S. 370 (1930)

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COCHRAN v. LOUISIANA 281 U.S. 370 (1930)

Louisiana provided books to all public and private school children. The private school support was challenged on fourteenth amendment grounds as a use of public money for private purposes. Chief Justice charles evans hughes held that the state's purpose was public.

Cochran is sometimes cited as an accommodationist precedent, but it was not decided under the establishment clause, which was not considered to apply to the states at that time.

Richard E. Morgan

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Cochran v. Louisiana 281 U.S. 370 (1930)

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