Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

The Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court of the United States

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling.

The court divided along ideological lines Wednesday in arguments over a provision in Montana’s constitution that bars state aid to religious schools.

Three dozen other states have similar “no aid” clauses for religious education. Chief Justice John Roberts took the bench with his colleagues at 10 a.m., showing no ill effects from a long day presiding over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate.