Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-577_khlp.pdf

Holding

In case involving funding for preschool playground refurbishment, finding that state program that per se excludes churches and any church-controlled entity from an otherwise neutral and secular aid program violates the Free Exercise Clause.

Citation

582 US __ (137 S.Ct. 2012)

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley, 788 F.3d 779 (8th Cir. 2015), rev'd and remanded sub nom. Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, 137 S. Ct. 2012 (2017)