Pierce v Society of Sisters 268 U.S. 510; 1925 PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Appellant public officials challenged an order from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon enjoining them from enforcing the Compulsory Education Act (Act), 1922 Or. Laws § 5259, against appellees, private primary schools, in consolidated actions challenging the constitutionality of the Act under U.S. Const. amend. XIV . They asserted that, as corporations, appellees had no amend. XIV rights. OVERVIEW: Appellee private primary schools filed actions against appellant public officials, challenging the constitutionality of the Compulsory Education Act (Act), 1922 Or. Laws § 5259, under U.S. Const. amend. XIV and seeking to enjoin its enforcement. The Act mandated that all normal children aged 8 to 16 years old attend public school. Appellees asserted that their enrollments were declining as a result of the Act. The district court entered an order enjoining appellants from enforcing the Act and appellants sought review in consolidated appeals. The court affirmed, ruling that the
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United States district court, Injunction, Pierce v. Society of Sisters, appellant public officials