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Supreme Court says Maine's school voucher program must include religious schools

Added 06-21-22 11:22:01am EST - “The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine's tuition program allowing state funds to go only to nonreligious schools runs afoul of the First Amendment.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Supreme Court says Maine’s school voucher program must include religious schools”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine’s tuition program allowing state funds to go only to nonreligious schools runs afoul of the First Amendment. 

In a 6-3 ruling, the high court said Maine’s program for transferring state money to secondary schools of a parents’ choice must include religious schooling options since the publicly available funds are allowed to go to other private schools.

“We have repeatedly held that a State violates the Free Exercise Clause when it excludes religious observers from otherwise available public benefits,” Chief Justice John G. Robers Jr. wrote for the court.

He was joined by the court’s other five Republican-appointed justices — Samuel A. Alito Jr., Clarence Thomas, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

The court’s three liberal justices — Stephen G. Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — dissented, saying they would have sided with Maine.

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