Supreme Court tosses private-school tax-credit challenge
The Supremes weighed in on the side of religious schools and tax credits with this ruling, making it harder for taxpayers to challenge government money going to religious institutions that indoctrinate children. You won’t hear the usual cries about black robed tyrants from the fundamentalist and Dominionist crowd over this ruling.
The Supreme Court on Monday made it harder for taxpayers to bring court challenges of government programs that aid religious organizations, throwing out a lawsuit against an Arizona tax-credit program that helps private schools.
The 5 to 4 decision split the court along ideological lines, and prompted the first written dissent by Justice Elena Kagan. She criticized the court’s majority and the Obama administration, in which she previously served, for its arguments on Arizona’s behalf.
The ruling, she wrote, “threatens to eliminate all occasions for a taxpayer to contest the government’s monetary support of religion.”