Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Yesterday's decision in the Missouri church playground case was not a big deal in itself - relatively few states rubberize playgrounds for schools. But it was a landmark with far reaching implications for church-state relations. Today the court remanded a colorado case about school vouchers for religious schools. http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/colorado-state-bd-of-education-v-taxpayers-for-public-education/. That's the larger implication of the case. Now we'll see more years of litigation about whether provisiing vouchers for religiouss activity is an establishment. Untill yesterday, many state constitutions drew a hard line in the sand between church and state. Now that is gone. Probably will be seen as a victory for Trumpism. I find it appalling. However, I should probably actually read yesterday's decision before commenting much further.