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                 Holy Trinity Church v. United States 143 U.S. 457 (1892) Facts: The Holy Trinity Church created a contract for a Walpole Warren, a minister and  resident from England, to move to America and enter The Holy Trinity Church’s services and  become a rector and a pastor. At the time it was illegal to assist any foreign person in  migration to America under a paid contract in order to perform a service or labor. The Circuit  Court claimed The Holy Trinity Church’s contract to Warren was illegal and action was taken  accordingly. The Holy Trinity Church appealed to the supreme court. Issue:  Was the Circuit Court correct in punishing a church under the Alien Contract Labor 
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Unformatted text preview: Act when the contract created by The Holy Trinity Church was meant for religious duty and services? Holding: No. The decision was reversed and remanded . Reasoning: The Supreme Court looked into the religious history of America to make a decision. The Supreme Court realized that the nation was a religious one. After looking at excerpts from the history of the foundation of religion in America and England, The Supreme Court determined that it was unconstitutional for Congress to make contracting the services of a Christian minister residing in another nation a misdemeanor. The Supreme Court then remanded the decision for further research and determinations....
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course BLAW 1310 taught by Professor Hale during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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