Out With the Blaine Amendments: A Supreme Court Victory for Religious Freedom and Education

On June 30, 2020, the Supreme Court reiterated the fact that the United States Constitution prohibits discrimination based on religion. In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue,the Court held that a Montana no-aid provision denying state sponsored scholarship funds to religious schools was unconstitutional.  Such so called “Blaine amendments” (which deny payments from any state …

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