Cochran v. Louisiana State Board of Education
281 U.S. 370 (1930)

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Cochran v. Louisiana State Board of Education, 281 U.S. 370 (1930)

Cochran v. Louisiana State Board of Education

No. 468

Argued April 15, 1930

Decided April 28, 1930

281 U.S. 370

Syllabus

Appropriation by the money derived from taxation to the supplying of school books free for children in private as well as public schools is not objectionable under the Fourteenth Amendment as a taking of private property for private purposes where the books furnished for private schools are not granted to the schools themselves, but only to or for the use of the children, and are the same as those furnished for public schools, and are not religious or sectarian in character. P. 281 U. S. 374.

168 La. 1030, affirmed.

Appeal from a decree of the Supreme Court of Louisiana affirming the refusal of a trial court to issue an injunction to restrain the state Board of Education and certain officials, appellees herein, from expending tax funds for the purchase of free school books.

Page 281 U. S. 373

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