Pre-US Reports Printing of a Notable Supreme Court Case Concerning the Establishment Clause Signed by Justice Brennan Supreme Court of the United States. [Brennan, William (1906-1997)]. (Slip Opinion) Aguilar et Al. v. Fenton et Al. [Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1985]. ii, 12, 5, [i], 3, , 2, 12 pp. Complete. Signature of Justice Brennan to head of first page. Fine. $500. * Based on the First Amendment establishment clause, this decision invalidated a New York City program that provided public school teachers to parochial schools to teach special-needs children. Justice Brennan wrote the opinion of the Court, which was joined by Justices Marshall, Blackmun, Powell and Stevens. Bench opinions are issued by the U.S. Supreme Court immediately after the announcement of a decision. Slip opinions are issued afterwards. Often incorporating corrections, they are the first printings of a decision intended for wide dissemination and review. After that stage the revised slip opinions are added to the latest paperback volume of U.S. Reports. A year later, that volume is printed in its final, authoritative, hardcover form.
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