Tag Archives: Separation of Church and State

Public Aid Program For Schools Based On Constitutional Provision That Barred Aid For Religious Schools Violated the Establishment Clause When There Was Public Aid For Private Institutions

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, was clearly one of the most far reaching, controversial  and consequential opinions of the 2019-20 United States Supreme Court term. The question before the United States Supreme Court in Espinoza, was whether the Free Exercise … Continue reading

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Missouri Constitution Does Not Prohibit A Religious Institution From Participating In Program that Provided Playground Safety Materials From Recycled Tires

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… These, simple, concise and powerful words – fifteen in number – cemented in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution the separation … Continue reading

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Prayer at the beginning of Council meeting constitutional

City officials can breathe a little easier since the United States Supreme Court held that a prayer offered at the beginning of a meeting of the town of Greece does not have to be nonsectarian. I say, “breathe a little … Continue reading

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The implications of a recent decision by the Missouri Supreme Court in Manzara v. State of Missouri,which held that a taxpayer does not have standing to challenge tax credits has far reaching implications with respect to separation of church and … Continue reading

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