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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Religious Schools Receiving Taxpayer-Funded Scholarships

posted on June 30, 2020

Deseret News‘ Kelsey Dallas reports,” The Supreme Court opened the door Tuesday to more state financial support for religious schools, ruling that it’s unconstitutional for taxpayer-funded scholarship programs to exclude faith-based institutions. The justices ruled 5-4 that preventing students at private, religious schools from receiving publicly funded scholarships amounts to religious discrimination.” Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Court’s other conservative justices in the decision. Dallas writes, “Currently, nearly 40 states have laws preventing public money from going to religious schools. Those legal provisions will be harder to enforce now that the Supreme Court has said faith-based organizations need to be treated the same as other private institutions.”

Read at Deseret News