The Court Case That Could Finally Take Down Antiquated Anti-Catholic Laws

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Written by Nick Sibilla
Writer and legislative analyst at the Institute for Justice

Thirty-seven states still have Blaine Amendments on the books. The Supreme Court now has a chance to get rid of them for good.

A political cartoon indicting Tammany Hall’s sacrifice of the public schools and children’s education for the Catholic vote. The cartoon, drawn by Thomas Nast, appeared in Harper’s Weekly on September 30, 1871. (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear one of the most significant education cases in decades: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Centering around a modest tax-credit scholarship program in Montana, Espinoza could have major ramifications for educational-choice programs across America, which help nearly half a million students attend private schools.