Decided: Goldman v. Weinberger - The Supreme Court votes 5-4 to uphold a military provision requiring a uniform dress code which prohibits Orthodox Jews from wearing their religiously required yarmulkes.
According to the decision:
"Our review of military regulations challenged on First Amendment grounds is far more deferential than constitutional review of similar laws or regulations designed for civilian society. ...
[W]hen evaluating whether military needs justify a particular restriction on religiously-motivated conduct, courts must give great deference to the professional judgment of military authorities concerning the relative importance of a particular military interest."
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