April 7, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin — An op-ed by Professor Michael A. Helfand, “An Anti-Catholic Pol’s 21st-Century Legacy: Missouri’s Blaine Amendment Is About to be Put to the Test at the Supreme Court,” appears in today’s Wall Street Journal. The article considers Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, which will be heard by the Supreme Court on April 19.
Excerpt via the Wall Street Journal:
Later this month the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, a case about how far government can go to keep church and state separate. The high court will consider how to determine whether a law is discriminatory against religious minorities. It will also weigh whether government can without funding for the safety and security of religious institutions. Most important, this case presents a rare opportunity to undo a legacy of antireligious bigotry in many states constitutions.
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