Meyer v. Nebraska
Significance, From Language To Personal Liberty, Greater Impact For The Future, Academic Freedom And The Constitution
Robert T. Meyer
State of Nebraska
That the state denied him due process, as protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, when it convicted him for teaching the German language.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Charles E. Sandall
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, Pierce Butler, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph McKenna, James Clark McReynolds (writing for the Court), Edward Terry Sanford, George Sutherland, William Howard Taft, Willis Van Devanter
Date of Decision
4 June 1923
The Court reversed a lower court decision and found for the appellant.
- Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965).
- Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
Levy, Leonard W. ed. Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
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