The Constitutionality of a Non-sectarian Requirement: The US Supreme Court’s Considerations on Religious Schools’ Funding

In this article, the author analyses the pending U.S. Supreme Court case Carson v. Makin which delves into the complex question of whether state laws could prohibit funding to sectarian educational institutions, in an otherwise general funding aid scheme for secondary school students. The Court’s decision may have a consequential impact on funding for religious schools, requiring keen attention to First Amendment jurisprudence, owing to a complicated judicial history about the Free Exercise and Establishment clauses. This piece particularly comes in light of a line of recent decisions raising concern over discrimination against sectarian interests. Continue reading The Constitutionality of a Non-sectarian Requirement: The US Supreme Court’s Considerations on Religious Schools’ Funding