Docket No. L.A. 30830.

22 Cal.3d 792 (1978)

587 P.2d 663

150 Cal. Rptr. 867

S. DOROTHY METZGER FOX, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES et al., Defendants and Appellants.

Supreme Court of California.

December 15, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Burt Pines, City Attorney, Thomas C. Bonaventura and Ronald J. Einboden, Assistant City Attorneys, and Mark C. Allen, Deputy City Attorney, for Defendants and Appellants.

Strumwasser & Leichter and Alexandra Leichter for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Fred Okrand, Jill Jakes, Mark D. Rosenbaum and Terry Smerling as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Respondent.



With regard to church-state relations the California declaration of rights proclaims first, "Free exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed"; second, there shall be "no law respecting an establishment of religion"; third, "Rights guaranteed by this Constitution are not dependent on those guaranteed by the...

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