Juvenile Court’s vaccination order did not violate mother’s free exercise rights

Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

In Schenker v. County of Tuscarawas (ND OH, Sept. 14, 2012), an Ohio federal district court rejected a mother’s claim that a state juvenile court infringed her free exercise rights by requiring her children to be vaccinated in violation of her religious beliefs. The state court’s order came as part of proceedings finding the children neglected and dependent and placing them in the custody of child welfare authorities.