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US Supreme Court Hands Huge Win To Yeshivos

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn a ban in Montana on taxpayer funding for religious schools, a monumental win for yeshivos and all religious schools across the country. 

In Montana, the state gave a tax credit to people who donated to private scholarship organizations. But the state made a rule barring donations to religious schools from being included the in the tax incentive.

Parents of private school students in Montana sued, and a lower court ruled in their favor. The state’s Supreme Court subsequently ruled to scrap the program in its entirety. The case then went to the US Supreme Court.

Writing for the majority opinion on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts said, “A State need not subsidize private education. But once a State decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.”

The ruling provides a major boost to proponents of religious schools and school choice proponents, and whose effects will likely be seen across the United States.

Montana’s program is similar to those in many states across the nation, and the Supreme Court’s ruling to include religious schools in these programs are a massive win for supporters of private religious education institutions and parents paying tuition for their children to attend those schools.

US Attorney General Bill Barr hailed the Court’s ruling. In a statement, Barr said, “The Court’s decision represents an important victory for religious liberty and religious equality in the United States.  As the Court explained, religious people are “members of the community too,” and their exclusion from public programs because of their religion is “odious to our Constitution” and “cannot stand.”

 

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There are 4 Comments to "US Supreme Court Hands Huge Win To Yeshivos"

  • TheConsultant says:

    Remember it’s the Democrats who are against school choice and it is the Democrats who are against this ruling.

  • Moshe says:

    Its nice but it doesn’t help us. This is only in states where the Govt wants to help private schools and this ruling says that religious schools have to be included in private schools. But in NY and NJ ,the liberal governments plus the teachers union will never allow for any help to the private schools. So it wont help us at all .

  • Askan4trouble says:

    So can BMG now get the 10.6M grant that the the ACLU sued the state for

  • J says:

    The SCOTUS ruling has little to no effect on NJ private religious schools because of how NJ funds private schools.