• Supreme Court rules Maine tuition program violates First Amendment for

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jun 22 08:13:19 2022
    By Ronn Blitzer
    Published June 21, 2022

    The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday that a Maine tuition assistance
    program violated the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause for
    excluding religious schools from eligibility.

    The program provides tuition assistance for students without a local
    public school to attend private institutions – as long as the funding
    is not used for religious or "sectarian" teaching.

    "Maine’s ‘nonsectarian’ requirement for its otherwise generally
    available tuition assistance payments violates the Free Exercise Clause
    of the First Amendment," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the
    court's opinion in the case of Carson v. Maykin. "Regardless of how the
    benefit and restriction are described, the program operates to identify
    and exclude otherwise eligible schools on the basis of their religious exercise."

    Roberts stated that with Maine providing the benefit of tuition
    assistance, they cannot condition those benefits in a way that
    "effectively penalizes the free exercise of religion."


    Wonder why the liberal justices can't understand this?

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