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Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

9 days ago   |   By KCRA

The Supreme Court has made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.
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Supreme Court Rules State's Denial Of Funding For Religious Schools Violates Constitution

Supreme Court Rules State's Denial Of Funding For Religious Schools Violates Constitution

9 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, concerned a school choice program that provided taxpayer dollars for private school scholarships.
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Supreme Court says Montana tax credit program can't exclude religious schools

Supreme Court says Montana tax credit program can't exclude religious schools

9 days ago   |   By New York Post

The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Tuesday ruled that a Montana tax credit program directing money to private schools cannot exclude religious schools. The decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts and backed by the conservative-appointed wing of the court, sided with mothers of Christian school students who wanted to use the funds to...
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Supreme Court backs use of tax dollars for religious schools

Supreme Court backs use of tax dollars for religious schools

9 days ago   |   By Politico

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with three Montana families who asked the court to declare that excluding religious schools from student aid programs is unconstitutional. The school choice case could have major implications for the use of public money to pay for religious schools.
Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue examined whether the Montana Supreme Court violated the U.S. Constitution when it struck down a tax-credit scholarship program that allowed students to use the scholarships to attend private schools, including religious schools.
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Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

9 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.
The court's 5-4 ruling, with conservatives in the majority, came in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that also makes donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits.
The Legislature created the tax credit in 2015 for contributions made to certain scholarship programs for private education. The state's highest court had struck down the tax credit as a...
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on State Aid to Religious Schools

9 days ago   |   By NY Times

The case was the court's latest on whether the Constitution allows the states to exclude religious groups from government programs.
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