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Sunday, June 14, 2009

US Supreme Court ruled on flag salutes in public schools
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On June 14, 1943, the US Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette that school children could not be compelled to salute the US flag if it conflicted with their religious beliefs.

Learn more about flag salute ceremonies in public schools.

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