In a ruling that started with a question about shredded tires in Missouri, the U.S.
The Missouri recycling program was not available to all applicants. The state awarded 14 grants that year.
"The Department's policy expressly discriminates against otherwise eligible recipients by disqualifying them from a public benefit exclusively due to their religious character", Roberts said. The rule is simple: "No churches need apply".
Although Chief Justice John Roberts included a brief footnote presumably limiting the scope of the decision to playground resurfacing, this decision has the potential for rewriting Establishment Clause jurisprudence in the United States.
"Justice Stephen Breyer, in a concurring opinion, wrote that the state may not cut off a religious institution from "'a general program created to secure or to improve the health and safety of children' without running afoul of the Constitution".
"And the general principles", Justice Gorsuch wrote, "here do not permit discrimination against religious exercise - whether on the playground or anywhere else".
While the Court's ruling is straightforward, Michael Moreland, Professor of Law and Religion at Villanova University, said that the balance of opinion among the justices was notable, showing that the majority supports a broad interpretation of religious liberty. "But the suggestion that these changes will somehow obliterate the "wall of separation" ignores the many ways in which government funding already benefits religious institutions through tax benefits, grants, partnerships, even police and fire services", he said. Gorsuch goes onto write that he can not "see why the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause should care". But the state said that was not allowed.
"Whether you are a Jewish, Muslim or Christian kid, or not religious at all, when you fall down on a playground, it hurts just as much at a religious preschool as it does at a non-religious one". Playgrounds, he argued, were a different matter.
But voucher opponents say there's an enormous difference between allowing public money to go to a church for secular purposes, as the court ruled Monday, and allowing public money to go to a church for religious purposes, which would fly in the face of decades of legal precedent.
"This decision is significant because seven of the justices agreed that churches can't be treated as second-class citizens when it comes to widely available public safety benefits", said Smith. "As the Supreme Court rightly found, unequal treatment that singles out a preschool for exclusion from such a program simply because a church runs the school is clearly unconstitutional". The decision could have implications for more than 30 states that block public funds from going to religious organizations.
It's easy to be horrified with the Court's decision today in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Sotomayor wrote a powerful dissent which again makes clear that her nomination was one of the best decisions Barack Obama made as president. "We do not address religious uses of funding or other forms of discrimination".
For Trinity Lutheran, the bigger issue was the school's constitutional right to the free exercise of religion, which was a key point in oral arguments presented to the court in April. It lost at the federal district and appellate court levels, but the Supreme Court's decision in January 2016 to hear the case was seen as a positive sign.
As Vox's Dara Lind notes, by the time the Court hears the case against the travel ban when sessions resume in October, "the 90-day ban will likely have been completed - potentially replaced by a longer, indefinite ban on entries from countries that don't provide enough information to the U.S.".
So, for example, if travelers from one of those six countries have a family member in the USA , they are free to visit. "If we leave it to the folks on the front line, that's just going to lead to more litigation".
Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Tuesday and Wednesday, when temperatures in the the valleys of Los Angeles County are expected to soar into the 90s to low 100s.
The shocking pictures have led to a full investigation as people questioned what kind of a punishment this was. Thirteen officers had been suspended and will face the "full might of our code of conduct", he added.
They have already petitioned Israel's Supreme Court to implement the decision and still hold out hope it will overturn it. Israel now recognizes Reform and Conservative conversions for the goal of Jewish immigration only if performed overseas .
Core capital goods shipments are used to calculate equipment spending in the government's gross domestic product measurement. United States durable goods orders declined 1.1% for May compared with consensus forecasts of a 0.5% decline for the month.
Even with the wide margin in Race 5, Oracle Team USA looked faster than it did in getting humbled in four races last weekend. Oracles average speed was 26.71 knots and New Zealand had 26.65. "We're just going to keep pushing forward", Burling said.
Fultz fills both of those needs, but he does need to improve in several areas. ■ Ben Simmons , a 6-10 facilitator. The Sixers roster is about full, and neither of the four second-rounders may play for them next season.
Eight-time French champion Nantes was expected to continue with Conceicao this season after extending his contract until 2020. He was sacked in February with the team one point and one place above the relegation zone in a woeful title defense.
Rhimes' response is flawless , and sums up exactly why Bill Cosby shouldn't be organising Town Hall meetings. Ebonee Benson , a spokeswoman for Cosby's wife, Camille Cosby, interjected, "Laws are changing".
Technology CEOs urged to join Trump initiative
They hope to build a working relationship with the White House on the bipartisan issue of modernizing government. The meeting Monday brought leaders of an industry whose key figures have at times openly clashed with Trump.
Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful
Schumer described the GOP proposal as "devastating" to the middle class and "that's what's making it so hard for them to pass it". Fox News' Pete Hegseth pointed to former President Barack Obama's recent Facebook post criticizing the Senate's healthcare bill .
South Africa start campaign with facile win over Pakistan
Pakistan women's cricket team will take on South Africa in their opening game of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 at Leicester. In response, Laura Wolvaardt (52) and Lizelle Lee (60) gave a solid 113 run opening stand that came off 154 deliveries.
New BMW X3 arrives
Both engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddler shifters; the M40i adds a launch control function. All-wheel drive, or xDrive in BMW parlance, is now standard, while a diesel engine option is no longer on the table.
N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov't
Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said the funding would "address the unique circumstances" of Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein said last week "time is running out" given the lack of knowledge about the impact of any Conservative-DUP deal.
Cavaliers reportedly making deal for George
As for the Pacers, the Nuggets would have sent a number of young players and draft picks to IN to complete the trade. It's unclear whether Melo would be an asset to Cleveland, as he doesn't seem to be their top choice.
Tropical Storm Dora strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast
Western Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan were expected to receive 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) of rain. Dora is expected to strengthen later Monday, start weakening on Tuesday and dissipate completely by early Friday.
Vikings player jailed for failed alcohol tests
Floyd was arrested for DUI on December 12 in Scottsdale, prompting his release two days later from the Arizona Cardinals . Floyd finished the season with New England but was inactive for the Patriots' Super Bowl LI victory over Atlanta.