Cases by Issue - Free Exercise of Religion

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Case Docket No. Arguedsort icon Decided Majority Author Vote
Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao Do Vegetal 04-1084 11/01/2005 02/21/2006 John G. Roberts, Jr. 8
Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York v. Village of Stratton 00-1737 02/26/2002 06/17/2002 John Paul Stevens 8-1
City of Boerne v. Flores 95-2074 02/19/1997 06/25/1997 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-2
Rosenberger v. University of Virginia 94-329 03/01/1995 06/29/1995 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches School District 91-2024 02/24/1993 06/07/1993 Byron R. White 9
Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. Hialeah 91-948 11/04/1992 06/11/1993 Anthony M. Kennedy 9
Employment Division v. Smith 88-1213 11/06/1989 04/17/1990 Antonin Scalia 6-3
Swaggart Ministries v. California Board of Equalization 88-1374 10/31/1989 01/17/1990 Sandra Day O'Connor 9
Frazee v. Illinois Employment Security Dept. 87-1945 03/01/1989 03/29/1989 Byron R. White 9
Employment Division v. Smith 86-946 12/08/1987 04/27/1988 John Paul Stevens 5-3
Lyng v. Northwest Indian CPA 86-1013 11/30/1987 04/19/1988 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-3
O'lone v. Estate Of Shabazz 85-1722 03/24/1987 06/09/1987 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Hobbie v. Unemployment Appeals Commission of Florida 85-993 12/10/1986 02/25/1987 William J. Brennan, Jr. 8-1
Bowen v. Roy 84-780 01/14/1986 06/11/1986 Warren E. Burger 8-1
Goldman v. Weinberger 84-1097 01/14/1986 03/25/1986 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Jensen, v. Quaring 83-1944 01/07/1985 06/17/1985 4-4
United States v. Lee 80-767 11/02/1981 02/23/1982 Warren E. Burger 9
Heffron v. Int. Society for Krishna Consciousness 80-795 04/20/1981 06/22/1981 Byron R. White 5-4
Thomas v. Review Board of the Indiana Employment Security Division 79-952 10/07/1980 04/06/1981 Warren E. Burger 8-1
Jones v. Wolf 78-91 01/16/1979 07/02/1979 Harry A. Blackmun 5-4
Mcdaniel v. Paty 76-1427 12/05/1977 04/19/1978 Warren E. Burger 8
Parker Seal Co. v. Cummins 75-478 10/12/1976 11/02/1976 4-4
Serbian Orthodox Diocese v. Milivojevich 75-292 03/22/1976 06/21/1976 William J. Brennan, Jr. 7-2
Wisconsin v. Yoder 70-110 12/08/1971 05/15/1972 Warren E. Burger 7
Dewey v. Reynolds Metals Co. 835 04/20/1971 06/01/1971 4-4
Presbyterian Church v. Hull Church 71 12/09/1968 01/27/1969 William J. Brennan, Jr. 9
Sherbert v. Verner 526 04/24/1963 06/17/1963 William J. Brennan, Jr. 7-2
Torcaso v. Watkins 373 04/24/1961 06/19/1961 Hugo L. Black 9
Braunfeld v. Brown 67 12/08/1960 05/29/1961 Earl Warren 5-4
Gallagher v. Crown Kosher Market 11 12/07/1960 05/29/1961 Earl Warren 6-3