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On This Date in Legal History

On March 11, 1943, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette was argued before the United States Supreme Court. The case arose after the Board of Education required all public school students to use a “stiff-arm” salute while reciting the Pledge … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In October 1935 Lillian and William Gobitas were expelled from their elementary school after they refused, on religious grounds, to salute the American flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. A lawsuit ensued on their behalf by their father. The … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1943 West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  The case arose after the Board of Education required all public school students to use a “stiff-arm” salute while reciting … Continue reading

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