Montana tax credit program discriminated against private schools, Supreme Court rules

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Kendra Espinoza of Kalispell, Montana, center, stands with her daughters Naomi and Sarah on Wednesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court. Espinoza is the lead plaintiff in a case the court heard Wednesday that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. 

JESSICA GRESKO, ASSOCIATED PRESS

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court appears to have revived Montana’s school choice tax credit program. 

The ruling concludes that excluding religious schools from the program violated the federal constitution, and reverses the Montana Supreme Court’s decision to eliminate the program altogether. Chief

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