Photo of a memorial of the Ten Commandments in front of the Texas State Capital building.

Boernes v. Flores 1997

In Boerne v. Flores (1997), the Supreme Court ruled that Congress exceeded its authority when it passed a law that, among other things, prohibited the states from regulating religious uses of land. As in Cooper v. Aaron, the Court asserted its primacy in matters of constitutional interpretation and struck down a governmental act that challenged that primacy...

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