State constitutions cannot forbid legislatures from aiding religious schools.
Espinoza v. Montana May Pave Way for More Direct Funding of Religious Schools
“Bigoted code language” and the claim that “popery is the natural enemy of general education.”
Joshua Dunn, a professor of political science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the Supreme Court case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools.
Supreme Court hears a mother’s challenge to Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools
The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted a transcript of this week’s oral arguments in Espinoza V. Montana Department of Revenue, a closely watched case about a Montana state program that provided tax credits to donors who funded scholarships to private schools, including religious schools.
A Rhodes scholar lawyer for the Montana public schools cites himself as definitive proof that they are “great.”
Erica Smith, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that takes a deep look at school choice and which could declare the so-called Blaine Amendments unconstitutional in 38 states.
Richard Komer, a former Senior Litigation Attorney at the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case which could declare the Blaine Amendments in 38 state constitutions unconstitutional.
Montana case could prompt last judgment for Blaine Amendments