Sicurella v. United States

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep348/usrep348385/usrep348385.pdf

Holding

Willingness to fight in “theocratic” wars does not disqualify a Jehovah’s Witness who would otherwise qualify for exemption as a conscientious objector.

Citation

348 U.S. 385

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 of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

U.S. v. Sicurella, 213 F.2d 911 (7th Cir. 1954), rev'd, 348 U.S. 385 (1955)