Larson v. Valente (1982)456 U.S. 228 | Burger Court

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Synopsis

The Court considered the constitutionality of a Minnesota law requiring religious and nonreligious organizations that rely on solicitations for at least 50 percent of their budgets to file extensive reports to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The Court ruled that the law is unconstitutional because it violates the Establishment Clause by favoring denominations. The law also did not serve a compelling government interest and therefore failed the Lemon test.