50th Anniversary Celebration of Abington School District v. Schempp/Murray v. Curlett
Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court decided 8–1 in favor of the respondent, Edward Schempp, and declared school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools in the United States to be unconstitutional.
More famous than Schempp was Madalyn Murray O'Hair, mother of plaintiff William J. Murray III, in Murray v. Curlett. O'Hair founded the group American Atheists in 1963. The Murray case was consolidated with Schempp's on appeal to the Supreme Court.