LAW 532-001 – Constitutional Law II
For a statute to be valid under the Lemon test:
- The statute must have a secular legislative purpose.
- There is some dispute about whether it must be a primarily secular purpose or just a secular purpose.
- Its principal or primary effect must be one that neither advances nor inhibits religion.
- The statute must not foster "an excessive government entanglement with religion."
- Sometimes this is merged with the second prong.