Supreme Court Seems Favorable To Religious Education Funding

Jan 22, 2020

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling.

The court divided along ideological lines in arguments Jan. 22 over a provision in Montana's constitution that bars state aid to religious schools.

Three dozen other states have similar “no aid” clauses for religious education.

U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte have both filed briefs arguing against the state of Montana in the case.

Listen to previous reporting on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue from Montana Public Radio here.