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Supreme Court: Schools offering religious instruction may be entitled to state tuition aid

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John RobertsThe Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a state prohibition on using public money to attend schools that offer religious instruction, the latest case in which the high court has permitted taxpayer funds to be used for religious purposes.

At issue is a relatively unusual program in Maine that provides subsidies for education in rural districts that don't have their own high school. The state allows parents in that situation to use the money that would have been spent locally to send their children to other public or private schools – but not to programs that offer religious instruction.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for a 6-3 majority.

"Maine’s 'nonsectarian' requirement for its otherwise generally available tuition assistance payments violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment," Roberts wrote. "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."

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