Supreme Court Rules Maine Must Include Religious Schools in Tuition Program

Jun 21, 2022, 12:18 PM

(from the New York Times) The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Maine may not exclude religious schools from a state tuition program. Two families in Maine that send or want to send their children to religious schools challenged the law, saying it violated their right to freely exercise their faith. The case was broadly similar to one from Montana decided by the court in 2020. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority in the Montana case, said a provision of the state’s Constitution banning aid to schools run by churches ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the free exercise of religion by discriminating against religious people and schools.

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