Thomas v. Review Board 450 U.S. 707 (1981)

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THOMAS v. REVIEW BOARD 450 U.S. 707 (1981)

Reaffirming its decision in sherbert v. verner (1963), the Supreme Court, 8–1, invalidated Indiana's refusal of unemployment compensation to a Jehovah's Witness who, for religious reasons, had quit his job rather than work on weapons production. The state had not shown that denying benefits was the least restrictive means of achieving a compelling state interest.

Kenneth L. Karst

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Thomas v. Review Board 450 U.S. 707 (1981)

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