Episode 16 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘The First Amendment’

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From The Washington Post

Between 1938 and 1946, [Jehovah's Witnesses] argued 23 cases for their rights before the Supreme Court. Their relentless litigation forced the court to define–and ultimately to strengthen–the role of the First Amendment in the United States.”

Supreme Court cases highlighted:

Cantwell v. Connecticut, Chaplinksy v. New Hampshire, Jones v. OpelikaMinersville School District v. Gobi’s, and West Viriginia State Board of Education v. Barnette.

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tags: incorporation, impact litigation, Pledge of Allegiance, flag salute, 1st Amendment


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