Argued: Sherbert v. Verner — The U.S. Supreme Court will rule 7-2 in favor of a persons's right to refuse to work on her Sabbath without relinquishing her right to unemployment benefits.
From the majority opinion:
"It is basic that no showing merely of a rational relationship to some colorable state interest would suffice; in this highly sensitive constitutional area, 'only the gravest abuses, endangering paramount interests, give occasion for permissible limitation'. ...To condition the availability of benefits upon this appellants's unwillingness to violate a cardinal principle of her religious faith effectively penalizes the free exercise of her constitutional liberties."
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