Meyer v. Nebraska

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep262/usrep262390/usrep262390.pdf

Holding

State statute mandating English-only instruction in all grade schools held unconstitutional, as applied to private religious school.

Citation

262 U.S. 390; dissent attached to Bartels v. Iowa, 262 U.S. 412

Year

Ratio

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 of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Meyer v. State, 187 N.W. 100 (Neb. 1922), rev'd, 262 U.S. 390 (1923)