Supreme Court: Public Funds to be Used For Tuition Assistance for Religious Schools

Supreme Court building, (123rf)

The Supreme Court today has ruled that tax-payer money can be used to fund state tuition assistance programs for religious schools.

Two families in Maine whose children attend a religious school filed a lawsuit alleging religious discrimination in violation of the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion, when they were denied access to the assistance program. A lower court rejected this claim, but the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision overturned it.

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