Prince v Massachusetts: Ruling on Kids Selling Religious Literature

Prince v Massachusetts: Ruling on Kids Selling Religious Literature

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Decided: Prince v. Massachusetts - In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upholds Massachusetts' restriction on the abilities of children to sell religious literature.

Justice Rutledge writes in the majority opinion:

"Parents are free to become martyrs themselves. But it does not follow that they are free, in identical circumstances, to make martyrs of their children before they have reached the age of full and legal discretion when they can make that choice for themselves."
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