Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, a case testing the bounds of separation of church and state. Trinity Lutheran Church of… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, a case testing the bounds of separation of church and state. Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia in Missouri owns and operates a preschool learning center that incorporates religious teachings into its programs. Missouri has a state program that provides grants to resurface gravel playgrounds with a rubber surface made from recycled tires. Trinity applied for one of the grants but was denied because the state’s constitution bars public funds from going directly or indirectly to a religious entity. Trinity sued, arguing that the denial of its application violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause and First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause.

On June 26, justices ruled 7-2 that Missouri’s denial of public funds violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, the first time the Supreme Court had ruled that government funds must provide money directly to a church. close

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Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley Oral Argument

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Program ID:
427170-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 22, 2017 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 07, 2017 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Apr 22, 2017 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 23, 2017 | 11:39am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 24, 2017 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 26, 2017 | 10:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 27, 2017 | 4:43am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 26, 2017 | 9:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 27, 2017 | 3:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2017 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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