Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep143/usrep143457/usrep143457.pdf

Holding

Refused to apply a new federal law forbidding contracts with foreign aliens to a church seeking to hire a foreign cleric.

Citation

143 U.S. 457

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court opinion citation

U.S. v. Church of the Holy Trinity, 36 F. 303 (C.C.S.D.N.Y. 1888), rev'd sub nom. Holy Trinity Church v. U.S., 143 U.S. 457 (1892)