a. The S.C. statute was intended to “tide people over…when work was unavailable…not for those who for purely personal reasons were or became unavailable for work.” P was denied benefits, not for her religious beliefs, but because she was unable to work.
b. The maj.’s opinion violates the Establishment Clause. It has singled out religion for financial assistance, while denying such assistance to others whose identical behavior (in this case, not working on Saturdays) is not religiously motivated.
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