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Johnson v. Robison (docket #: 72-1297) (1974)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Johnson v. Robison  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 12/11/1973
Decided 03/04/1974
Supreme Court Vote 8-1
Supreme Court Ruling Free Exercise claim denied; the withholding of educational benefits involves only an incidental burden, if any at all upon free exercise of religion.
 
IssueWhether statute that withholds education benefits for those who meet the conscientious objector exemption from military service violates the First Amendment.
Majority Opinion Brennan, J. (joined by Burger, C.J., and Stewart, White, Marshall, Blackmun, Powell, and Rehnquist, JJ.)
Dissenting Opinion Douglas, J.
Lower Court District Court for the District of Columbia (3-judge court)
Lower Court Ruling Free Exercise claim denied.
Lawyers
For Respondent
Michael David Rosenberg

Gerald P. Norton
Briefs
For Amicus
National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (for respondents)

Opinion - Lower Court
Robison v. Johnson, 352 F.Supp. 848 (D.C. Mass., 1973)
News
"Summary of Actions by Supreme Court," New York Times, Mar. 5, 1974, pg. 17
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