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City of Boerne v. Flores

Docket No.: 95-2074
Argued: February 19, 1997
Decided: June 25, 1997

Topics:

Fourteenth Amendment Enforcement Clause, First Amendment, Amendment 1, Amendment 2, Amendment 6, Article I, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights Act, Due Process, Eighteenth Amendment, Enforcement Clause, Equal Protection Clause, Establishment Clause, Fifteenth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise, Free Exercise of Religion, Indians, Voting Rights Act of 1965, disparate impact, judicial review, racial discrimination, separation of powers, stare decisis

Petitioner: City of Boerne
Respondent: Flores

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 73 F.3d 1352
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


521 U.S. 507 (1997)
Question:

Did Congress exceed its Fourteenth Amendment enforcement powers by enacting the RFRA which, in part, subjected local ordinances to federal regulation?

City of Boerne v. Flores
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 19, 1997

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for City of Boerne, 2 vote(s) against

City of Boerne v. Flores
Case Documents

1Opinion in City of Boerne v. Flores
2Opinion in City of Boerne v. Flores
Additional documents for this case are pending review.