The Yoder Case

Religious Freedom, Education, and Parental Rights

Author: Shawn Francis Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700612734

Category: Law

Page: 199

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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.
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Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties: Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Author: Kara E. Stooksbury,John M. Scheb II,Otis H. Stephens Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440841101

Category: Law

Page: 1484

View: 811

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
Posted in Law

Program of the ... Annual Meeting

Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting

Publisher: N.A


Category: Historians

Page: N.A

View: 545

Posted in Historians

Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties: H-R

Author: Otis H. Stephens,John M. Scheb,Kara Elizabeth Stooksbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313327605

Category: Civil rights

Page: 1342

View: 5961

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.
Posted in Civil rights

Constitutional Law for a Changing America

Rights, Liberties, and Justice

Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walker

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506380328

Category: Political Science

Page: 792

View: 3435

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.
Posted in Political Science

Annals of Iowa

A historical quarterly

Author: Iowa. Division of Historical Museum and Archives,State Historical Society of Iowa,Iowa. Historical Dept

Publisher: N.A


Category: Iowa

Page: N.A

View: 2647

Posted in Iowa

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135947058

Category: Law

Page: 2304

View: 2645

This Encyclopedia on American history and law is the first devoted to examining the issues of civil liberties and their relevance to major current events while providing a historical context and a philosophical discussion of the evolution of civil liberties. Coverage includes the traditional civil liberties: freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition. In addition, it also covers concerns such as privacy, the rights of the accused, and national security. Alphabetically organized for ease of access, the articles range in length from 250 words for a brief biography to 5,000 words for in-depth analyses. Entries are organized around the following themes: organizations and government bodies legislation and legislative action, statutes, and acts historical overviews biographies cases themes, issues, concepts, and events. The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties is an essential reference for students and researchers as well as for the general reader to help better understand the world we live in today.
Posted in Law

Christian Scholar's Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christianity

Page: N.A

View: 9520

Posted in Christianity

Guide to the US Supreme Court

Author: David G. Savage,Joan Biskupic

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly Inc


Category: Political Science

Page: 1341

View: 9215

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.
Posted in Political Science

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6010

Posted in English literature

Religion and the Law in America

An Encyclopedia of Personal Belief and Public Policy

Author: Scott A. Merriman

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781851098637

Category: Law

Page: 547

View: 5527

Provides a collection of essays and alphabetical entries that cover the history of freedom of religion in the United States.
Posted in Law

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2445

Posted in American literature


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 481

Posted in Academic libraries

Home schooling

parents as educators

Author: Maralee Mayberry

Publisher: Corwin Pr


Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 3351

An increasing proportion of parents in the United States are turning to home-based education for their children. If this trend continues, as much as two per cent of school-age children may be taught in this way by the end of the century. Home Schooling presents an overview of home education which reflects its multidimensional nature. The volume also enhances the possibility of cooperative relations between professional and home educators. Parents, teachers, school board members and researchers will find this invaluable reading.
Posted in Education

School Law Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Educational law and legislation

Page: N.A

View: 3575

Posted in Educational law and legislation

The Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act

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

ISBN: 9780160549984

Category: Law

Page: 181

View: 4705

Posted in Law

Wahnsinn im Kopf

Author: Lori Schiller

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404613779

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6950

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?
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