The Flag--Salute Case

Powell, Thomas Reed
July 1943
New Republic;7/5/43, Vol. 109 Issue 1, p16
Comments on the reversal of the decision on the Supreme Court case West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette. Decision asserting that the Gobitis children can go back to public school in Minersville, Pennsylvania without having to salute the American flag; Argument by Justice Felix Frankfurter for sustaining the school-imposed flag salute; His difference with the majority; Reversal of judicial judgment and emphasis on the religious aspect of the problem; Judicial review of the case.


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