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Sherbert v. Verner (1963)
Encyclopedia of the First Amendment
  • John R. Hermann, Trinity University
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Contribution to Book
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In Sherbert v. Verner, 374 U.S. 398 (1963), the Supreme Court ruled that government can restrict the free exercise rights of individuals only if the regulations survive strict scrutiny, placing a steep burden on state laws in such cases.
Congressional Quarterly Press
Citation Information
Hermann, J. R. (2007). Sherbert v. Verner (1963). In Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. Washington D.C.: CQ Press.