Several towns in Maine do not operate their own high schools. Instead, they pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neighboring public schools. In the late 1990s, parents of religious-school students filed suits in state and federal court to challenge the exclusion of religious schools from the program. The courts concluded that payments to such schools would violate the Establishment Clause. Read more
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Challenge to Arizona law authorizing tax credits for scholarships for private religious education.
Challenge to Florida program that allowed students at failing schools to receive a voucher permitting them to attend not only neighboring public schools but also private schools, including religious schools.
Challenge to the expansion of a Milwaukee voucher program to include parochial and sectarian schools.
Challenge to Arizona law authorizing tax credits for donations to organizations that provide scholarships for private school tuition, including that for parochial schools.
Challenge to practice of Milwaukee County Sheriff of inviting the Fellowship of Christian Centurions to make proselytizing presentations at mandatory meetings of the county's deputy sheriffs.
Opposition to a challenge by a Vermont town to the state's refusal to authorize the town to make tuition payments for students to attend a local Catholic school.
Opposition to parents' challenge to Maine program that allowed towns without their own public schools to pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neighboring public schools, but not parochial schools.
Challenging by residents of county in Georgia to the practice by two County Commissions of opening meetings with sectarian prayers.
Challenge by member of Fredericksburg City Council, in Virginia, to Council policy requiring prayer at beginning of meetings to be nonsectarian, on the ground that the policy violated his First Amendment and equal-protection rights.