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" Suppose one believed that human sacrifices were a necessary part of religious worship, would it be seriously contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice? Or if a wife religiously believed it was... "
Albany Law Journal - Page 266
1890
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Supreme Court Cases on Gender and Sexual Equality, 1787-2001

United States. Supreme Court, Christopher A. Anzalone - Law - 2002 - 707 pages
...while they cannot interfere with mere religious belief and opinions, they may with practices. . . . So here, as a law of the organization of society under the exclusive dominion of the United States, it is provided that plural marriages shall not be allowed. Can a man excuse his practices...
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Ardor in the Court!: Sex and the Law

Jeffrey Miller - Humor - 2002 - 283 pages
...duty to bum herself upon the funeral pile of her dead husband [as women sometimes have done in India], would it be beyond the power of the civil government...to prevent her carrying her belief into practice? Religious belief was not "superior to the law of the land." Otherwise "every citizen [would] become...
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Family Law in America

Sanford N. Katz - Law - 2003 - 268 pages
...from the earliest history of England polygamy has heen treated as an offence against society. . . . So here, as a law of the organization of society under the exclusive dominion of the United States, it is provided that plural marriages shall not he allowed. Can a man excuse his practices...
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Marriage on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

Lee Walzer - Law - 2005 - 307 pages
...contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice? Or if a wife religiously believed it was her duty...organization of society under the exclusive dominion of the United States, it is provided that plural marriages shall not be allowed. Can a man excuse his practices...
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A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

Thomas L. Krannawitter, Daniel C. Palm - History - 2005 - 247 pages
...contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice? Or if a wife religiously believed it was her duty...to prevent her carrying her belief into practice? ... Can a man excuse his practices to the contrary because of his religious belief? To permit this...
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Public Matters: Essays on Politics, Policy and Religion

William Arthur Galston - Philosophy - 2005 - 183 pages
...legislation that pursues generally valid public purposes. As the Court ringingly declared in Reynolds, "as a law of the organization of society under the exclusive dominion of the United States, it is provided that plural marriages shall not be allowed. Can a man excuse his practices...
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In God We Trust: How the Supreme Court's First Amendment Decisions Affect ...

Kathryn Page Camp - Religion - 2006 - 210 pages
...contented that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice? Or if a wife religiously believed it was her duty...organization of society under the exclusive dominion of the United States, it is provided that plural marriages shall not be allowed. Can a man excuse his practices...
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How Free Can Religion Be?

Randall P. Bezanson - Law - 2006 - 286 pages
...contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice? Or if a wife religiously believed it was her duty...organization of society under the exclusive dominion of the United States, it is provided that plural marriages shall not be allowed. Can a man excuse his practices...
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Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Elizabeth Price Foley - History - 2008 - 304 pages
...contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice? Or if a wife religiously believed it was her duty...government to prevent her carrying her belief into practice?145 Notice how the Reynolds Court's hypothetical assume the existence of some sort of harm....
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Religionsverfassungsrecht in vergleichender und internationaler Perspektive

Christian Walter - Law - 2006 - 664 pages
...öffentlichen Ordnung einen allgemeinen Vorrang des staatlichen Gesetzes vor der Religionsausübung an: »[...] as a law of the organization of society under the exclusive dominion of the United States, it is providcd that plural marriages shall not be allowed. Can a man excusc his practices...
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