Montana Court Hears Argument On No-Aid Provision.

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The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments in a private school voucher case on April 8. Americans United and allies previously submitted a brief in the case urging the court to rule that the state was right to stop taxpayer money from funding religious education through a tax-credit voucher scheme.

Montana's Department of Revenue did not allow religious schools to participate in the state's tuition tax credit program because state officials wanted to honor Montana's Constitution, which has a clause that protects freedom of conscience of Montana residents by ensuring that tax revenues can't be diverted to fund religion. Some residents didn't like that and sued.

"We have clear separation of church and state that public appropriations cannot be used for religious institutions," department...

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