BRAUNFELD et al. v. BROWN, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF PHILADELPHIA, et al.
Supreme Court Cases
366 U.S. 599 (1961)
Legal Principle at Issue
Whether a Philadelphia statute preventing sale of retail on Sundays constitutes a law respecting an establishment of religion and interferes with free exercise by imposing serious economic disadvantages to member of the Orthodox Jewish Faith, who must close their businesses on Saturday in order to observe their Sabbath.
Affirmed (includes modified). Petitioning party did not receive a favorable disposition.
Advocated for Respondent
- David Berger View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Theodore R. Mann View all cases