Reynolds v. United States (1879)
Contribution to Book
In Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. 145 (1897), the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a federal law prohibiting polygamy did not violate the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. The Court's decision was among the first to hold that the free exercise of religion is not absolute.
John R. Vile, David L. Hudson Jr., and David Schultz
Congressional Quarterly Press
Hermann, J.R. (2009). Reynolds v. United states (1879). In J.R. Vile, D.L. Hudson Jr., & D. Schultz (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the first amendment (pp. 929). Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
Encyclopedia of the First Amendment