City of Boerne v. Flores

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep521/usrep521507/usrep521507.pdf

Holding

Religious Freedom Restoration Act (1993), which required use of the compelling state interest test for free exercise cases, declared unconstitutional, as applied to the state.

Citation

521 U.S. 507

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

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Flores v. City of Boerne, Tex., 73 F.3d 1352 (5th Cir. 1996), rev'd sub nom. City of Boerne v. Flores, 521 U.S. 507 (1997)