Wisconsin v. Yoder
Significance, The Amish And Schooling, Further Readings
State of Wisconsin
Jonas Yoder, Wallace Miller, Adin Yutzy
That three Amish parents violated state educational requirements by refusing to send their children to public school past the eighth grade.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
John W. Calhoun
Chief Lawyer for Respondents
William B. Ball
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William O. Douglas (Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and William H. Rehnquist did not participate)
Date of Decision
15 May 1972
That the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment exempted the Amish parents on religious grounds from obeying the state law.
- Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. 145 (1879).
- Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390 (1923).
- Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 (1925).
- Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296 (1940).
Fishman, Andrea R. "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart."Phi Delta Kappan, January 1996.
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