In May 2017, a trial court ruled in their favor and struck down the Department of Revenue’s rule.
But in December 2018, the Montana Supreme Court reversed the decision, citing what is commonly known as Montana’s Blaine Amendment.
This past summer, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, and it will be argued on January 22.
Read: Your neighbor’s Christian education, courtesy of your tax dollarsToday, 37 states have Blaine Amendments in their state constitution, though the precise wording varies.
Although public schools are largely secular today, that wasn’t the case in the 19th century.

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