West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette

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West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette
by the Supreme Court of the United States
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West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943), is a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that held that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protected students from being forced to salute the American flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance in school. — Excerpted from West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

319 U.S. 624

WEST VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION  v.  BARNETTE

 Argued: March 11, 1943. --- Decided: June 14, 1943

On Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Mr. W. Holt Wooddell, of Webster Springs, W. Va., for appellants.

Mr. Hayden C. Covington, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for appellees.

Mr. Justice JACKSON delivered the opinion of the Court.

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