Case Summary: Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)

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Case issue: Under what conditions does the state’s interest in promoting compulsory education override parents’ First Amendment right to free exercise of religion?

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    Wisconsin v Yoder

    Posted by Julie L Hershenberg on Oct 19th 2021

    I used this activity to explain how to read a Supreme Court case, as well as how to argue using case precedents...great resource. I really like how you broke down the arguments for both side and provided winning precedents for both sides. Great job!