Scalia and Sherbert -Reply
at marie a. failinger
mfailing at SEQ.HAMLINE.EDU
Tue Feb 11 22:45:35 PST 1997
I was thinking about Thomas' original request, which was to retain his
employment but in another part of the factory. He was, of course, not
successful in his request, so did risk his job ultimately.
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On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, David Cruz wrote:
> I would like to ask Marie Failinger why
> On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, she wrote:
> > P.S. on the Sherbert/Hobbie/Thomas line of cases:
> > Yet another explanation of these cases is that the Court admired the
> > sincerity of people who were willing to sacrifice an important interest
> > for their beliefs (tho Thomas really wasn't), [snip] [?]
> It has been a while since I read the Thomas opinions, but I don't recall
> any reason for concluding that Eddie Thomas wasn't sincerely willing to
> sacrifice his employment to adhere to his religion as he understood it.
> Am I forgetting something?
> -David Cruz, USC Law (Cal.)
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