Supreme Court deals blow to separation of church and state in ruling for taxpayer-funded private religious schools
In a 5-4 ruling the U.S. Supreme Court has decided that taxpayers must fund religious schools, stating that excluding faith-based education is unconstitutional. The case is Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.
Chief Justice John Roberts again was the swing vote, writing the majority opinion in siding with the conservative side of the court in this case.
The decision is expected to open the floodgates to religious schools, protecting and expanding all types of funding including vouchers and tax credits.
Legal expert, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern issues this warning:
There are about 30 states that provide tax credits or vouchers to private schools. The Supreme Court's decision tod… https://t.co/bH68CKCUhW— Mark Joseph Stern (@Mark Joseph Stern) 1593526443
These two sentences, from Roberts' majority opinion, might as well repeal the Establishment Clause. The Supreme Cou… https://t.co/ECm1zotXwN— Mark Joseph Stern (@Mark Joseph Stern) 1593526925