Pierce v. Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

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Pierce v. Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary  (1925) 
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Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, 268 U.S. 510 (1925), was an early 20th century United States Supreme Court decision that significantly expanded coverage of the Due Process Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The case has been cited as a precedent in over 100 Supreme Court cases, including Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), as well as in more than 70 cases in the courts of appeals.
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Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

268 U.S. 510

PIERCE  v.  SOCIETY OF THE SISTERS OF THE HOLY NAMES OF JESUS AND MARY

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

No. 583  Argued: March 16 and 17, 1925 --- Decided: June 1, 1925

Mr. Willis S. Moore, of Salem, Or., for other appellants.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 511-512 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Wm. D. Guthrie, of New York City for appellee.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 513-521 intentionally omitted]

Mr. J. P. Kavanaugh, of Portland, Or., for appellee Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

Messrs. George E. Chamberlain, of Portland, Or., and Albert H. Putney, of Washington, D. C., for appellant Pierce.

Mr. John C. Veatch, of Portland, Or., for appellee Hill Military Academy.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 521-529 intentionally omitted]


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