Hypothetical on Free Exercise Clause (Group Exercise)
Published: Dec 16, 2020
Contributor: Ryan Emenaker
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In this assignment, students get into one of three groups (the Supreme Court, lawyers for a state government, and lawyers for an individual who violated state law but had a religious objection to it). The two groups of lawyers present their argument to the Court about what the Constitution requires and the third group weighs those arguments to render a decision.