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Symposium: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue: The battle between may...

Frank S. Ravitch is Professor of Law and Walter H. Stowers Chair in Law & Religion at Michigan State University College of Law. In 2017, SCOTUSblog published a symposium on Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. In Trinity Lutheran, the Supreme Court invalidated a Missouri grant program for playground resurfacing that excluded religious schools. My piece…
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Symposium: Principles or improvisations? Why (and how) the justices should reject...

Richard W. Garnett is Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. A little over two years ago, concurring in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, Justice Neil Gorsuch insisted – quoting the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist – that “our cases are ‘governed by general principles,…
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Symposium: The deference due state constitutional protections for public education

Alice O’Brien is General Counsel at the National Education Association. The Supreme Court in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue faces the question of whether, and if so to what degree, the federal free exercise clause restricts how states provide quality K-12 education systems. The petitioners seek a sweeping ruling that would prevent states from…
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Symposium: Do Blaine amendments create a public-school monopoly over moral education?

Jim Kelly is President of Solidarity Center for Law and Justice, P.C., and Founder and General Counsel of Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc., Georgia’s largest K-12 tax credit student scholarship program. During its upcoming term, in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the Supreme Court will decide whether it violates the religion clauses or the…
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Symposium: Justices to consider dispute over tax credits for scholarships

Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that Missouri’s policy of excluding churches from a program to provide grants to resurface playgrounds violated the Constitution. In a footnote in their opinion in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, the justices emphasized that their decision was limited to the facts before them and did “not address religious…