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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Missouri Case on State Money for Religious Institutions

posted on January 17, 2017

At the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Celeste Bott reports on a U.S. Supreme Court case that could decide whether state money can be used by religious institutions. The case, Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, involves a church in Columbia, Missouri, that was denied a state grant to resurface its preschool’s playground. The case could heavily influence federal and state Blaine Amendments, which block public money from going to religious institutions. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley argued, “Blaine Amendments cannot be allowed to trump the First Amendment.”

Read at St. Louis Post-Dispatch