November 6, 2010
Is Arizona’s religious school funding constitutional?
It’s an old debate: Are tax credits for religious schools constitutional? The Obama Administration says it is and supports an Arizona state law that funds religious schools with tax credits. And this week the Supreme Court heard arguments on both sides.
The Christian Science Monitor gives us the details to read the tea leaves:
I still wasn’t sure what to make of it. UPenn law prof David Skeel wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he expects the high court to reverse a Ninth Circuit ruling that held the law unconstitutional. But I could see this coming out either way. As the Monitor suggested, it’s probably going to come down to what Justice Kennedy thinks.
Anyway, there is a healthy recap of the arguments at the SCOTUSblog.