2-5 Honors British Lit - Brianna Ramson Honors British Literature Alex Talevich Title of landmark case(including case number West Virginia State

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Brianna Ramson Honors British Literature Alex Talevich Title of landmark case(including case number): West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, (1943) Docket: 591, Citation319 U.S. 624, 1943 Plaintiff: West Virginia Board of Education Defendant: Walter Barnette Date case argued and decided: Argued: March 11, 1943 Decided June 14, 1943 Judgment Affirmed or Reversed: The judgment affirmed a U.S. District Court finding that compelling the schoolchildren of Walter Barnette infringed on their First Amendment right to free speech. Even though the Supreme Court affirmed the Distruct Court’s ruling, it actually overturned the ruling in Minersville v. Gobitis. Write three to five complete sentences to respond to each of the following items. In your own words, explain the issue/charges being discussed: In the Minersville decision, the case was argued that saluting the flag was an infringement on the religious freedom of Jehovah’s Wit- nesses. The case was argued on whether the necessity of national cohesion superceded the right to freedom of religion based on the
establishment clause. The Minersville v. Gobitis decisions had reper- cussions throughout the country. Hate crimes against Jehovah’s Wit- nesses increased. In addition, several states like West Virginia made

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