Supreme Court Lifts Ban On State Aid To Religious Schooling

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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.

The court’s 5-4 ruling, with conservatives in the majority, came in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that also makes donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits.

The Legislature created the tax credit in 2015 for contributions made to certain scholarship programs for private education. The state’s highest court had struck down the tax credit as a violation of the Montana constitution’s ban on state aid to religious schools. The scholarships can be used at both secular and religious schools, but almost all the recipients attend religious schools.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion that said the state ruling violates the religious freedom of parents who want the scholarships to help pay for their children’s private education.

Parents whose children attend religious schools sued to preserve the program.

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  1. Let see how many EDUCATED frume will move to Montana instead of staying in Liberal, Sanctuary Cities. My bet is ZERO. Jews are Liberal because our Holly Torah is teaching us for 1000,s of years. LOVE the immigrants, help the sick, save lives (Facemask) etc.

    • As Judith points out, jews are moving to FL.

      Now I told you already, jews don’t move for a few dollars (maybe alot but not a few)

      We have our soical, family life, modos , rebas etc.. You can’t just pick up and move a whole kehila to a new place simply because they are a little nicer and more tolerant in terms of few social distance tickets and school vouchers etc..

      Furthermore, colleges are nebach liberal and it became a thing for wall st to be PC. We can’t move our parnasa there. That doesn’t mean being liberal is correct just becasue the money is there.

      That doesn’t mean that jews would not in theory be better off in MT vs NY.

      Now Re LOve immigrants. Only yidden no such law about goyim., You have a fake Reform judiasm kind fo torah. BH we took very good care of our russian brethren in the 90’s . We loved our immgrants. But not Latino’s who are not part of klal yisroel. This is our torah.

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