Did the Supreme Court Just Say States Have to Fund Religion?

Unpacking the Court’s Espinoza ruling

When it handed down Espinoza v. MT Dept. of Revenue this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court added one more facet to a year that has already upended the status quo when it comes to education. In this episode, we discuss where the Espinoza case came from, what the ruling means, and what it really does to the separation of church and state.

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