July-August 2020 Church & State Magazine | AU Bulletin

As this issue of Church & State went to press, the U.S. Supreme Court had yet to rule on several cases dealing with separation of religion and government.

Americans United was expecting a ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which deals with whether Montana must ignore the religious-freedom protections in its state constitution and fund private religious schools with taxpayer-funded school vouchers, even for private schools that discriminate against students and families.

Also pending is Trump v. Pennsylvania / Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, cases that involve Trump administration rules that would allow employers and universities to use religion to deny employees and students birth-control coverage in their health insurance.

Other cases dealing with the rights of employees of religious schools were pending as we went to press.

Look for an analysis of these rulings and others in the September issue of Church & State.