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St. Augustine School v. Evers

Wisconsin law requires bussing private school students, but only one private school per religious denomination per geographic area qualifies. Which violates our rights, says a second Catholic school. Seventh Circuit (over a dissent): It would, but the Wisconsin Supreme Court applied that statute to bussing to secular schools affiliated with one organization as well. So there’s no Free Exercise problem; it’s bussing for the first Catholic school, the first Montessori school, the first French International school. And the school district didn’t entangle itself with religion in figuring out y’all are Catholic. They can believe you when you write “traditional Roman Catholic School” on your website.


Tags: 2018, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Free Exercise Clause, Seventh Circuit

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