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Torcaso v. Watkins (Docket #: 373) (1961)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 04/24/1961
Decided 6/19/1961
Supreme Court Vote 9-0
Supreme Court Ruling Reversed: Free Exercise claim sustained
 
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Black, J.
Concurring Opinion Frankfurter, J. & Harlan, J. (concurring in result)
Lower Court District Court for the District of Columbia (3-judge court)
Lower Court Ruling Free Exercise claim denied
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Leo Pfeffer & Lawrence Speiser (for Appellant)

For Respondent
Thomas B. Finan, Attorney General of Maryland & Joseph S. Kaufman, Deputy Attorney General (for Appellee)

Briefs
For Amicus
Herbert A. Wolff & Leo Rosen for the American Ethical Union

Herbert B. Ehrmann, Lawrence Peirez, Isaac G. McNatt, Abraham Blumberg, Arnold Forster, Paul Hartman, Theodore Leskes, Edwin J. Lukas and Sol Rabkin for the American Jewish Committee et al.

Opinion - Lower Court
Torcaso v. Watkins, 223 Md. 49, 162 A. 2d 438 (Md. 1960)
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