Case About Man's Unique Religious Belief Could Go to SCOTUS

Case About Man's Unique Religious Belief Could Go to SCOTUS
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George Ricks wants to be a licensed contractor. He also wants to be a faithful Christian.

In Idaho, it's impossible for him to be both, according to his recent petition to the Supreme Court.

Ricks believes it's sinful to use his Social Security number to register as an independent contractor, a step required by state law. He says the Constitution's religious freedom protections require Idaho officials to make an exception.

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