Good News For Yeshivas: SCOTUS Overturns Maine Law Barring Religious Schools from Tuition Aid

New York Post

The Supreme Court overturned a Maine law Tuesday that blocks religious schools from receiving state tuition assistance allocated for private institutions, claiming it “penalizes the free exercise” of religion in the state.

Writing for a 6-3 majority in the case of Carson v. Makin, Chief Justice John Roberts stated that Maine’s tuition scholarship program — which pays for some students to attend “nonsectarian” private schools when there are no public schools in their communities — “operates to identify and exclude otherwise eligible schools on the basis of their religious exercise.”

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