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Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part III

– A Muslim woman wants to get a driver’s license, but it requires a photograph – but she wears a hiqab that covers her face. – I. Should the woman be allowed to get a driver’s license? II. The Sherbert Test as applied to this case: A. Was the person pursuing a sincere religious belief?… Continue reading Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part III

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Using The Sherbert Test to Determine the Outcome of Cases: Part II

– A young Amish man died mysteriously on his farm. The Amish are opposed to autopsies on religious grounds. – I. Should the local law enforcement be allowed to perform an autopsy? II. The Sherbert Test as applied to this case: A. Was the person pursuing a sincere religious belief? – Yes B. Did the… Continue reading Using The Sherbert Test to Determine the Outcome of Cases: Part II

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Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part I

– A law requires all homeschooled children to score “above average” on a standardized achievement test in order to continue homeschooling. – I. Does this law break the Free Exercise of religion if you homeschool your children for religious reasons? II. The Sherbert Test as applied to this case: A. Was the person pursuing a… Continue reading Using The Sherbert Test to Determine The Outcome of Cases: Part I

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Texas v. Johnson

In 1984, during a protestation against Reagan administrative policies, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag in front of the Dallas City Hall. He was tried in a Texas court and charged for desecration of the flag. After the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction, the case was brought before the Supreme Court.… Continue reading Texas v. Johnson

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International Treaties and the UN Convention

What is the fundamental difference between the UN treaties and the treaties the Founding Fathers would have been familiar with? The Constitution allows us to make international treaties between countries, but there is a difference from the treaties the founding fathers were familiar with and those of today. Today we have things such as the… Continue reading International Treaties and the UN Convention