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Meyer v. Nebraska 262 U.S. 390

Meyer v. Nebraska 262 U.S. 390

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Westlaw Delivery Summary Report for PATRON ACCESS,-
Date/Time of Request: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 14:27 EasternClient Identifier: PATRON ACCESSDatabase: SCTFINDCitation Text: 43 S.Ct. 625Lines: 313Documents: 1Images: 0
erived from brown v. board of education
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Supreme Court of the United States.MEYERv.STATE OF NEBRASKA.
No. 325.
Argued Feb. 23, 1923.Decided June 4, 1923.In Error to the Supreme Court of the State of Neb-raska.Robert T. Meyer was convicted of an offense, andhis conviction was affirmed by the Supreme Courtof Nebraska (107 Neb. 657, 187 N. W. 100),and he brings error. Reversed and remanded.West Headnotes
[1]Constitutional Law 92 3873
92Constitutional Law92XXVIIDue Process92XXVII(B)Protections Provided and Deprivations Prohibited in General92k3868Rights, Interests, Benefits, orPrivileges Involved in General92k3873k.Libertiesand Liberty In- terests.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k255(1))UnderU.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 14, providing that no state shall deprive any person of liberty withoutdue process of law, “liberty” denotes, not merelyfreedom from bodily restraint, but also the right of the individual to contract to engage in any of thecommon occupations of life, to acquire usefulknowledge, to marry, establish a home, and bringup children, to worship God according to the dic-tates of his own conscience, and generally to enjoythose privileges long recognized at common law asessential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by freemen.
[2]Constitutional Law 92 3876
92Constitutional Law92XXVIIDue Process92XXVII(B)Protections Provided and Deprivations Prohibited in General92k3876k. Arbitrariness.Most CitedCases(Formerly 92k255(1))
Constitutional Law 92 3877
92Constitutional Law92XXVIIDue Process92XXVII(B)Protections Provided and Deprivations Prohibited in General92k3877k. Reasonableness, Rationality,and Relationship to Object.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k255(1))The liberty protected byU.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 14, may not be interfered with, under the guise of pro-tecting the public interest, by legislative actionwhich is arbitrary or without reasonable relation tosome purpose within the competency of the state toeffect.
[3]Constitutional Law 92 2484
92Constitutional Law92XXSeparation of Powers92XX(C)Judicial Powers and Functions 92XX(C)2Encroachment on Legislature92k2484k.Police Power Questions. Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k70.3(8))Determination by the Legislature of what consti-tutes a proper exercise of the police power is not fi-nal or conclusive, but subject to supervision by thecourts.
[4]Constitutional Law 92 4207
92Constitutional Law92XXVIIDue Process92XXVII(G)Particular Issues and Applica- 43 S.Ct. 625 Page 1262 U.S. 390, 43 S.Ct. 625, 29 A.L.R. 1446, 67 L.Ed. 1042
(Cite as: 262 U.S. 390, 43 S.Ct. 625)
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tions92XXVII(G)8Education92k4204Students92k4207k. Academics, Cur-riculum, and Instruction.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k255(2))
Constitutional Law 92 4391
92Constitutional Law92XXVIIDue Process92XXVII(G)Particular Issues and Applica- tions92XXVII(G)18Families and Children92k4390Parent and Child Relationship 92k4391k. In General.Most CitedCases(Formerly 92k255(2))Act Neb. April 9, 1919, Laws 1919, c. 249, prohib-iting the teaching of any subject in any languageother than the English language in any school, orthe teaching of languages other than the Englishlanguage below the eighth grade, is unconstitution-al, as arbitrary and without reasonable relation toany end within the competency of the state, and asdepriving teachers and parents of liberty withoutdue process of law, in violation of U.S.C.A.Const.Amend. 14.
[5]Constitutional Law 92 4207
92Constitutional Law92XXVIIDue Process92XXVII(G)Particular Issues and Applica- tions92XXVII(G)8Education92k4204Students92k4207k. Academics, Cur-riculum, and Instruction.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k278.5(1))
Schools 345 164
345Schools345IIPublic Schools345II(L)Pupils345k164k. Curriculum and Courses of Study.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 92k278.5(1))Act Neb. April 9, 1919, Laws 1919, c. 249, prohib-iting the teaching of any subject in any languageother than the English language, or the teaching of languages other than the English language to pupilswho have not passed the eighth grade, cannot besustained as designed to protect the health of chil-dren, by limiting their mental activities, as it leavescomplete freedom as to matters other than modernlanguages.
Schools 345 164
345Schools345IIPublic Schools345II(L)Pupils345k164k. Curriculum and Courses of Study.Most Cited CasesAct Neb. April 9, 1919, Laws 1919, c. 249, prohib-iting the teaching of any subject in any languageother than the English language in any school, orthe teaching of languages other than the Englishlanguage below the eighth grade, is unconstitution-al.
**625 *391
Messrs. A. F. Mullen, of Omaha, Neb.,C. E. Sandall, of York, Neb., and I. L. Albert, of Columbus, Neb., for plaintiff in error.
*393
Messrs. Mason Wheeler, of Lincoln, Neb.,and O. S. Spillman, of Pierce, Neb., for the State of Nebraska.
**626 *396
Mr. Justice McREYNOLDS deliveredthe opinion of the Court.Plaintiff in error was tried and convicted in the dis-trict court for Hamilton county, Nebraska, under aninformation which charged that on May 25, 1920,while an instructor in Zion Parochial School he un-lawfully taught the subject of reading in the Ger-man language to Raymond Parpart, a child of 10years, who had not attained
*397
and successfullypassed the eighth grade. The information is based43 S.Ct. 625 Page 2262 U.S. 390, 43 S.Ct. 625, 29 A.L.R. 1446, 67 L.Ed. 1042
(Cite as: 262 U.S. 390, 43 S.Ct. 625)
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