Compulsory education has always been in the best interest of the state, as it fosters good citizenship and self-sufficiency. But what if a segment of society considers state education detrimental to its own values? In the late 1960s, one Wisconsin Amish community held that view and removed its children from public schools. When the state claimed truancy and took Jonas Yoder and two other parents to court, a legal battle of landmark proportions followed. Prize-winning historian Shawn Peters now offers a complete and compelling account of the Yoder case and of the tortured decision of simple Amish folk to break tradition and "go to law." He examines the breadth of First Amendment protections, the validity of compulsory school attendance, and the fundamental rights of parents and children. He also takes readers deep into the world of the Old Order Amish to show how their beliefs were often at variance with the very measures being undertaken to protect them. While most accounts of Wisconsin v. Yoder have focused on its origins and implications, Peters lays out all the facts of the case to reveal their intrinsic importance. He draws on trial transcripts and in-depth interviews with participants to fully explore the backgrounds, motivations, and strategies of the people who shaped the case-particularly the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom and its attorney William Ball. He then describes in riveting prose how the trial unfolded, explains the impact of First Amendment jurisprudence on ordinary citizens involved, and shows how a relatively obscure dispute became a conflict of national importance. When the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972 ruled in favor of the Amish, its decision was hailed by many as a victory for religious freedom but was also criticized for conferring special protection on one faith. Yoder was subsequently cited in fundamentalist Christian efforts to excuse children from public schooling, but faith-based exemption to law was ultimately defeated in other tests. Peters traces the progress of such cases into the 1990s to show how Yoder in some ways marked the beginning of the end of an era for religious liberty jurisprudence. In exploring the meaning and legacy of Yoder, Peters reveals not only the human element of a landmark case but also its continuing relevance for our times.
Religious Freedom, Education, and Parental Rights
Author: Shawn Francis Peters
Thoroughly updated and featuring 75 new entries, this monumental four-volume work illuminates past and present events associated with civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. • Offers 686 alphabetically arranged entries, ranging from thoroughly updated entries from the first edition to 75 new entries that cover dramatic changes in civil rights and liberties in the last decade • Covers the latest events and controversies surrounding civil liberties issues in America • Fully explores the scope and limitations of Constitutional rights, a perennially hot topic in American politics and society • Includes primary documents with contextual headnotes to enhance understanding of the full importance of the featured document • Provides sources for further reading with each entry to help users engage in additional research
Author: Kara E. Stooksbury,John M. Scheb II,Otis H. Stephens Jr.
Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting
Contains entries that discuss aspects of civil rights and liberties, covering major historical developments and social movements, key legislation, Supreme Court decisions, influential individuals, Constitutional provisions, and groups and organizations; arranged alphabetically from H to R.
Author: Otis H. Stephens,John M. Scheb,Kara Elizabeth Stooksbury
Category: Civil rights
Capturing the authors’ excitement for constitutional law, this updated Tenth Edition of Constitutional Law for a Changing America shows you how judicial decisions are influenced by political factors—from lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices. Authors Lee Epstein and Thomas G. Walker show how these dynamics shape the development of constitutional doctrine. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors incorporate the latest scholarship in the fields of both political science and legal studies and offer solid analysis of both classic and contemporary landmark cases, including key opinions handed down through the 2017 session. Filled with additional supporting material—photographs of the litigants, sidebars comparing the United States with other nations, and “Aftermath” boxes that tell the stories of the parties' lives after the Supreme Court has acted—the text helps you develop a thorough understanding of the way the U.S. Constitution protects civil rights and liberties.
Rights, Liberties, and Justice
Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walker
Publisher: CQ Press
Category: Political Science
A historical quarterly
Author: Iowa. Division of Historical Museum and Archives,State Historical Society of Iowa,Iowa. Historical Dept
Covers the Court's entire history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions affecting the other branches, the states, individual rights and liberties; and biographies of the justices.
Author: David G. Savage,Joan Biskupic
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly Inc
Category: Political Science
Category: American literature
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: English literature
Provides a collection of essays and alphabetical entries that cover the history of freedom of religion in the United States.
An Encyclopedia of Personal Belief and Public Policy
Author: Scott A. Merriman
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Author: United States. Supreme Court
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Author: Rose Arny
Category: American literature
Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Category: Academic libraries
Category: Educational law and legislation
hearing before the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, on S. 984 ... December 5, 1995
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Als Lori siebzehn ist, ändert sich ihr Leben schlagartig: Stimmen dringen zu ihr und verschaffen sich ungebeten Gehör. Sie machen Lori Vorwürfe, stacheln sie auf und stiften sie zu Taten an, die ihr vorher nie in den Sinn gekommen wären. Zuerst versucht Lori, die Stimmen einfach zu ignorieren, doch schon bald kann sie den Schein der Normalität nicht mehr länger aufrechterhalten. Sie wird in eine psychiatrische Klinik eingewiesen und der lange Kampf gegen die Schizophrenie beginnt. Wird Lori es schaffen, die Stimmen zu besiegen?
Author: Lori Schiller
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)