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Precedent-Setting Polygamist

Mormon polygamist George Reynolds took his case before the Supreme Court in 1879, hoping that the First Amendment would overturn his conviction for having multiple wives. He lost his case but Reynolds v. United States proved to be a landmark in the Supreme Court clarifying the meaning of religious freedom.

Father of the Bill of Rights

James Madison, the principal author of the First Amendment

Voucher Applicants

Parents line up to apply for vouchers in New Orleans

Nothing like a Little Constitutional Humor

Cartoon commenting on Everson v. Board of Education

Unconstitutional Sticker

The sticker, attached to science books, that was ruled unconstitutional in Selman v. Cobb County School District

Not Since Engel

School prayer ruled unconstitutional in 1962

Terri Schiavo

The young woman at the center of a recent First Amendment debate

Prayer Protest

A group prays for support from the courts in the Terri Schiavo case.

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