521 U.S. 203 (1997)
This action arose from a case in which U.S. Supreme Court held that the Establishment Clause, U.S. Constitutional Amendment I, barred a city from sending public school teachers into parochial schools to provide education to disadvantaged children pursuant to a congressionally mandated program.
- On remand, the district court entered a permanent injunction reflecting the ruling.
- Twelve years later, petitioners sought relief from its operation as a result of intervening Establishment Clause jurisprudence.
- The Court overruled its prior decision holding that a federally funded program providing instruction to disadvantaged children on a neutral basis was valid under the Establishment Clause when such instruction was given on the premises of sectarian schools by government employees pursuant to a program containing safeguards such as those present in this case.
The judgment of the court of appeals denying petitioners' request for relief from a permanent injunction was reversed and petitioners' request was granted because the court overruled the previous decision in petitioners' case.
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