Milwaukee, WI – This morning, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear Espinoza v. Montana, a case with major implications for national school choice and religious freedom. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) filed a brief in the case on behalf of former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker touting the benefits of school choice in Wisconsin in order to explain how high the stakes are before the Court.
“School choice is a success in Wisconsin,” said Governor Scott Walker. “But opponents have latched on to discriminatory so-called ‘Blaine Amendments’ to block school choice programs in other states. By accepting this case we are confident and hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court can settle the matter and remove barriers to proven education options for families all over the country.”
States–like Montana–have discriminatory Blaine Amendments, preventing parents from using–even indirectly–public dollars on religious institutions. This has halted school choice, denying families access to high-quality educational options. The U.S. Supreme Court now has the ability to right this wrong.