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Unformatted text preview: Issue: Was Yoder’s punishment for refusing to send his children to school a violation of religious rights in these circumstances? Should the Amish religion be exempt from the compulsory attendance law in the future? Holding: Affirmed. (Yoder would not be required to send his children to school) Reasons: The Supreme Court stated that, in this circumstance, forcing Amish children to go to school would have direct impact and influence on the religious future of the child. The Court realized that this went against the free exercise clause. The Court also realized the history and culture of Western civilization and parental respect. The Supreme Court stated the parents primary role of upbringing children is an American tradition that should not be interfered within regards to religion....
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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.
- Fall '11