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Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn
United States Supreme Court
131 S.Ct. 1436 (2011)
In Arizona, residents are entitled to tax credits for contributions made to school tuition organizations (STOs). STO contributions are then distributed as scholarships to private school students at both religious and non-religious schools. A group of Arizona taxpayers brought this challenge to the STO tax credit, alleging that the tax credit amounted to the State of Arizona using tax revenue to pay tuition at religious schools in violation of the Establishment Clause. The Court of Appeals held that the plaintiffs stated a claim that the Establishment Clause was violated. The defendants appealed and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kennedy, J.)
Concurrence (Scalia, J.)
Dissent (Kagan, J.)
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