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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Prohibition on Tax-Credit Scholarships for Religious Schools

 


A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a Montana state constitutional provision barring aid to religious schools discriminated against those schools and families seeking to benefit from a state tax credit for scholarship donations.

"Montana's no-aid provision bars religious schools from public benefits solely because of the religious character of the schools," Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the court in a 5-4 decision. "The provision also bars parents who wish to send their children to a religious school from those same benefits, again solely because of the religious character of the school."

The decision came in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (Case No. 18-1195), which involves a $150 state tax credit for contributions to funds that provide scholarships for students to attend private schools, including religious schools.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/06/30/us-supreme-court-rejects-prohibition-on-tax-credit.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1&M=59608020&U=2050105&UUID=42d8eaa0e1fd83d2d422f1841ef2e9b9

 

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