Pierce v The Society of Sisters
Just The Facts
The Society of Sisters (a catholic private school) argued that this act conflicts with the First Amendment specifically the freedom of religion and the parents right to decide where their children learn their secular and religious subjects. This case was brought to the Supreme Court which ruled unanimously that The Oregon Compulsory Education Act violated the Due Process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment as well as violating the freedom of religion. The Oregon Compulsory Act was declared unconstitutional and void, allowing private schools to continue their business of education.
Here is a guy who explains the case in a suit outside.
Historical, Present, and Future Effects
What did the Supreme Court say? And why should we care?
By ruling that The Oregon Compulsory Education Act was unconstitutional the application and definition of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment expanded significantly. Pierce v Society of Sisters set a precedent in the protection of Due Process and has been cited in many other cases related to the Due Process clause including cases that concern issues such as abortion, the right to marry, marital privacy and many other issues relating.