Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey v. Steinhauser

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Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey v. Steinhauser
Argued March 11, 1914
Decided June 22, 1914
Full case nameOrder of St. Benedict of New Jersey v. Steinhauser
Citations234 U.S. 640 (more)
34 S. Ct. 932; 58 L. Ed. 1512
Case history
Prior194 F. 289 (8th Cir. 1912)
Holding
When someone joins an ecclesiastical order, subject to individual state law, their income from copyright may be dedicated to that order's common fund as much as any other income or form of property. This does not violate any part of the Constitution if the member may withdraw from the order at any time.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Edward D. White
Associate Justices
Joseph McKenna · Oliver W. Holmes Jr.
William R. Day · Horace H. Lurton
Charles E. Hughes · Willis Van Devanter
Joseph R. Lamar · Mahlon Pitney
Case opinion
MajorityHughes, joined by a unanimous court

Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey v. Steinhauser, 234 U.S. 640 (1914), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that when someone joins an ecclesiastical order, subject to individual state law, their income from copyright may be dedicated to that order's common fund as much as any other income or form of property. This does not violate any part of the Constitution if the member may withdraw from the order at any time.[1]

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  1. ^ Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey v. Steinhauser, 234 U.S. 640 (1914).

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