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.".
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.
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.
Leaders pointed to Qatar - look! Prime Minister Sharif's mediation visit to Saudi did not achieve any immediate breakthrough. The countries said there were renewed concerns that Qatar is helping to fund terrorist groups and was too close to Iran .
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.
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.
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".
The only description Adult Swim has given is that it will be a night of live and spontaneous Rick and Morty-centric entertainment. Rick and Morty season 3 can't come soon enough, and with any luck the long wait will soon prove to have been worth it.
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.
Sunday's liftoff is planned at 1:25 pm PST from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base , about 160 miles north of Los Angeles . On Friday, the company will attempt to launch BulgariaSat-1, a commercial communications satellite, to a geostationary orbit.
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.
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 .
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.
Strippers entertain inmates at Johannesburg prison
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.
Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft
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.
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.
Ranieri takes over as Nantes coach - club
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.