HUGE win!!!!!! "Supreme Court rules for parents seeking state aid for religious schools"; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that discrimination based on religion “was odious to our Constitution..
by Paul Alexander
and could not stand"...my goodness, I see Roberts has found his gonads finally? Or is he teasing us??? The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended its support for religious schools...
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‘The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended its support for religious schools, ruling that parents who send their children to these institutions have a right to tuition aid if the state provides it to similar private schools.
The 6-3 decision in the Carson vs. Makin case from Maine could open the door to including religious schools among the charter schools that are privately run but publicly financed.
Previously the high court had said that giving public funds to church schools violated the 1st Amendment’s ban on an “establishment of religion.”
But over the last five years, the court’s conservative majority has flipped the equation and ruled it is unconstitutional discrimination to deny public funds to church schools simply because they are religious.'
“This court continues to dismantle the wall of separation between church and state that the framers fought to build,” said Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “This court should not have started down this path five years ago. ... Today, the court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation,” she said, closing her dissent “with growing concern for where this court will lead us next.”
In response, Roberts rejected the idea that the court’s opinion means Maine “must” fund religious education. “Maine chose to allow some parents to direct state tuition payments to private schools; that decision was not ‘forced upon’ it,” he said.
Among the six conservative justices in the majority, all of them attended Catholic schools except for Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who went to public elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey.
Tuesday’s ruling highlights the court’s profound shift on religion.’