Unformatted text preview: appellant's religion? Court finds yes • Declared ineligibility for benefits derives solely from the practice of her religion • Pressure to forego that practice is unmistakable • Ruling forces her to choose between following precepts of her religion and forfeiting benefits, on the one hand, and abandoning one of the precepts of her religion in order to accept work, on the other hand. Argument Does some compelling state interest enforced in the eligibility provisions of the South Carolina statute justifies the substantial infringement of appellant's First Amendment rights?...
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- Spring '08
- First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Free Exercise Clause, Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, Sherbert v. Verner