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