Jehovah’s Witnesses and Flag-Salute Cases
Lecture no. 9 from the course: Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom
Taught by Professor Douglas O. Linder | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Between 1938 and 1946, the Supreme Court handed down 23 opinions involving civil liberties issues raised by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Explore two of those cases, both of which address whether or not Jehovah’s Witnesses can be forced to salute the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. Learn why the Court came down first on one side of the issue, and then the other.