Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao Do Vegetal

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/05pdf/04-1084.pdf

Holding

Federal government failed to prove a compelling interest, as required by RFRA, in regulating hoasca as a Schedule I narcotic against religious group’s need to use it for sacramental purposes.

Citation

546 U.S. 418

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

O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao Do Vegetal v. Ashcroft, 389 F.3d 973 (10th Cir. 2004), aff'd and remanded sub nom. Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, 546 U.S. 418 (2006)