Important Constitutional Law Cases

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

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