PHOENIX – Supporters of parochial schools applauded the 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that the free exercise of religion bars the government from treating religious groups differently from secular ones. The Court overturned a 2018 Montana Supreme Court decision that required the state to exclude religious school options for parents participating in a state tax credit scholarship program.
Today’s decision on MT school choice law a key victory for freedom —for educational and religious freedoms. An end to religious discrimination against faith-based schools, parents, and students.
— Cathi Herrod (@cathiherrod) June 30, 2020
A coalition of attorneys general lead by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, argued in a brief that if the ruling was not reversed, it would open the doors for other state courts to interpret laws regarding similar scholarship programs in the same discriminatory way.
Arizona helped lead an 18-state brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a 2018 Montana Supreme Court decision that required the state to exclude religious school options for parents participating in a state tax credit scholarship program. https://t.co/WV5Dv4c750 #SCOTUS
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) June 30, 2020