- May 15, 2000
At Wednesday's arguments, a majority of the justices suggested a major expansion of public funding for parochial schools.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito compared the exclusion of parochial schools from taxpayers-funded aid programs to unconstitutional discrimination based on race.
That view suggested that Wednesday's case has the potential for much broader public funding of parochial schools.
It wasn't enough, for instance, that the Montana court treated all private schools the same way, whether they were religious or not. As Justice Kagan put it, once the Montana court invalidated the tax subsidy for all private schools, weren't they all "in the same boat?"
If this court decides that public money should be allowed to go to religious schools then not only do we have an activist court but then I will fully support the stacking of the Supreme Court to fully nullify the conservative judges.