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MARCH 24, 1964.


Chairman, House Committee on the Judiciary.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: One hundred and forty-six resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution have been introduced during the 88th Congress in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decisions relating to the recital of prayers and Bible reading in public schools (Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421, and Abington School District v. Sober ** 374 U.S. 203). These resolutions have been referred to the Commis on the Judiciary. Thirty-five different forms of resolution have Au proposed.

At your direction, we have prepared this staff study for che the committee in considering the pending resolutions endeavored to set forth objectively the questiN AANANTA pending resolutions in the light of the relevant dates background and the issues posed by the Same Cans We have not attempted to deal with the poly drahéma • solely within the province of the members of de garmitta No member of the committee participacat in 20**** study, and the study does not necessachy w member of the committee.

Respectfully submitted.

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