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Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Law Excluding Religious Schools From State Funding

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The Supreme Court decided Friday to hear a case regarding a Maine Department of Education law excluding religious schools from public tuition funding.

The court announced it would hear Carson v. Makin, a case brought by Maine parents contesting a tuition assistance program that grants funds to parents without convenient access to public schools, enabling them to send their children to “nonsectarian” private schools. The parents argued in the amicus brief that, by excluding religious schools, Maine’s law violates their rights under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

“It prohibits otherwise-qualified religious secondary schools........

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