Three cases:   

O’Lone v. Estate of Shabazz: 

Sherbert v. Verner (1963): 

Braunfeld v. Brown (1961)

Write a three pages using only these three resources you CAN’T USE ANY OTHER RESOURCES 

you must also go through the following outline: 

1. introduction: introduce the three cases and explain the issues addressing in the essay which are related to governmental intervention on religious rights (14th amendment), outline the paper, and a thesis. 

2. second paragraph and third: talks about when the governments can intervene, explain compelling interest from the cases you read. Explain how the Sherbert test was developed through the Sherbert v. Verner (1963) case and how was compelling interest applied in O’Lone v. Estate of Shabazz. Lastly you can also address how was the Braunfeld v. Brown different from these cases by the lack of compelling interest precedent. 

3. This fourth paragraph will address the inconsistencies in the judge’s decisions, why were they inconsistent, you can build a time frame for the judges different precedents and lack of precedents, Also discuss the justices opinions’ shifts. (Think about this, every justice had a different perspective on how the law should have applied) so how did this affect their judgments.  

4. the conclusion should summarize the main points, and restate or re-emphesise the thesis. 


This outline is to help you write the paper, remember this is a three page paper. DOUBLE SPACED don’t use outside resources, just go through the cases, and CITE ALL the information you have put down. 


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