High Court Poised to Back Tax Dollars at Religious Schools (1)

Dec. 8, 2021, 7:56 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative wing signaled it is poised to strengthen the rights of parents to use public dollars to pay tuition at faith-based schools.

Hearing arguments Wednesday in Washington, a majority of the justices cast doubt on a Maine program that covers the cost of private education in areas without public schools but bars use of the funds at institutions that promote religion.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh said two families challenging the exclusion of religious schools “are seeking equal treatment, not special treatment.” Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito each said the state was discriminating on the ...

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