Jehovah’s Witnesses’ legal battles in Western Pennsylvania laid groundwork for religious freedoms

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ legal battles in Western Pennsylvania laid groundwork for religious freedoms

The Witnesses are credited with winning at least 30 major cases involving religious liberty issues since 1938. As recently as 2002, the Supreme Court, in Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of N.Y. Inc. v. Village of Stratton (Ohio), reaffirmed 8-1 its finding in Murdock that permit requirements for religious door-to-door canvassing violate the First Amendment.

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