Davis v. Beason
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|United States Supreme Court case affirming, by a 9-0 vote, that courts of the United States had jurisdiction to hear charges related to polygamy that is part of a religious belief, despite the free exercise clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. — Excerpted from Davis v. Beason on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Davis v. Beason, 133 U.S. 333 (1890), was a|
[Statement of Case from pages 333-335 intentionally omitted]
F. S. Richards, S. Shellabarger, and J. M. Wilson, for appellant.
[Argument of Counsel from pages 337-341 intentionally omitted]
H. W. Smith, for appellee.
Mr. Justice FIELD, after stating the facts as above, delivered the opinion of the court.
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