Important Constitutional Law Cases

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DescriptionCase
Oregon Compulsory School Act unconstitutional
Amish people don't have to go to school after 8th grade
Free Exercise Clause permits outlawing peyote and denying unemployment to people fired for its use as the Oregon law was a “neutral law of general applicability”
The Espionage Act doesn't unduly restrict speech
But you can definitely burn a flag
Purpose/primary effect test -- school prayer
Taxpayer/hospital: 'A law respecting a religious establishment' is not necessarily a 'law establishing religion.'
Clear and Present Danger test applied -- no government overthrow
Began Strict Scrutiny test for statutes -- milk regulations
Belief-Action test begun
State governments not bound by eminent domain guarantees in Amdmt 5
You can't burn your draft card
Free Exercise Clause does not permit wearing of religious apparel in military
Can use public funds to transport kids to private (religious) schools -- nothing ideological about a bus
Clear and Present Danger test begun
The state can’t furnish you textbooks that aren’t secular in nature
Strict Scrutiny in unemployment claims -- began a new test
DescriptionCase
Incorporated Free Speech Clause
Incorporated Free Exercise Clause
VSP for Sunday as day of rest
Ten Commandments is OK as monument
The Smith Act violates the First Amendment -- more commies
Double Jeopardy protections NOT fundamental to ordered liberty
Grand Jury NOT fundamental to ordered liberty
State must provide unemployment compensation to a person objecting to work at a weapons plant under the Free Exercise Clause
Religious Freedom Reformation Act exceeded congress’s power
Conscientious objection on 'sincerely held moral beliefs' OK
Combined Schemp and Walz prongs for its famous 'test'
Jehovah's witnesses and their record player -- Valid Secular Policy test
Amdmt 1 only protects religious beliefs, not the actions thereto that run afoul of already established laws
State has compelling interest to take care of kids OVER religious freedom
You can spout off racist epithets and be protected by the constitution
Tax exemption for churches -- “Excessive government entanglement” test begun
Clergy in public school graduation not OK

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