West Virginia State Board of Education v Barnette; 14 Jun 1943

References: (1943) 319 US 624, [1943] USSC 130, 63 SCt 1178, 87 LEd 1628
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Coram: Jackson J
(United States Supreme Court) Jackson J said: ‘If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion to force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.’
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