Encyclopedia > Minersville School District vs. Gobitis

  Article Content

Minersville School District vs. Gobitis

Minersville School District vs. Gobitis was a 1940 U.S. Supreme Court case involving the Jehovah's Witnesses, in which the court had held that Witnesses could be forced against their will to pay homage to the flag. This decision had led to increased persecution of Witnesses. Gobitis was overturned by West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette in 1943.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Father Damien

... 1860. Three years later he was sent to Hawaii, where he was ordained on May 24, 1864. On May 10, 1873, at his request, he was permitted to travel to Molokai to help th ...

This page was created in 24 ms