Gallagher v. Crown Kosher Super Market of Massachusetts




Sunday closing law does not violate free exercise rights of owner of kosher supermarket, Orthodox Jewish customers, or rabbis with a duty to inspect kosher markets per Jewish dietary laws.


366 U.S. 617; other opinions attached to McGowan v. Maryland, 366 U.S. 459, 561, and to Braunfeld v. Brown, 366 U.S. 610, 616



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

Crown Kosher Super Mkt. of Mass., Inc. v. Gallagher, 176 F. Supp. 466 (D. Mass. 1959), rev'd, 366 U.S. 617 (1961)

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