Murdock v. Pennsylvania

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Murdock v. Pennsylvania
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105 (1943), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that an ordinance requiring solicitors to purchase a license was an unconstitutional tax on the Jehovah's Witnesses' right to freely exercise their religion. Excerpted from Murdock v. Pennsylvania on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

319 U.S. 105

Murdock  v.  Pennsylvania

 Argued: March 10, 11, 1943. --- Decided: May 3, 1943

Mr. Hayden C. Covington, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for petitioners.

Mr. Fred B. Trescher, of Greensburg, Pa., for respondent.

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.


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