Supreme Court Will Hear Religious Schools Case

Case involves a Maine law that bars taxpayer money for tuition in religious institutions.

On Friday, the Supreme Court justices agreed to hear an appeal by families with children in Maine who are sending their children to Christian schools. The challenge is against Maine’s tuition assistance program that does not allow taxpayer money to be used to pay for religious educational institutions.

A lower court ruled in favor of the state concluding that Maine’s program did not violate the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment right to free exercise of religion. The First Circuit Court of appeals also ruled against the families, saying Supreme Court precedents did not forbid states from barring public funds for religious entities based on how those dollars would be used.

The families contend they are entitled to help given the Supreme Court’s recent rulings siding with religiously based institutions.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the justices of the Supreme Court to have discernment as they consider this case.
  • For the attorneys and for the families as they prepare the briefs and the oral arguments they will use before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • For God’s purpose to be accomplished as First Amendment issues come before the courts with more frequency.

Sources: Newsmax, SCOTUS blog


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