No. 84-1097.

475 U.S. 503 (1986)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 25, 1986

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Nathan Lewin argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were David J. Butler and Dennis Rapps.

Kathryn A. Oberly argued the cause for respondents. With her on the brief were Solicitor General Fried, Assistant Attorney General Willard, Deputy Solicitor General Geller, and Anthony J. Steinmeyer.*

JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner S. Simcha Goldman contends that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits him to wear a yarmulke while in uniform, notwithstanding an Air Force regulation mandating uniform dress for Air Force personnel. The District Court for the District of Columbia permanently enjoined the Air Force from enforcing its regulation against petitioner and from penalizing...

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