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

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 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 7-20that 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 21, 2017 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
Last Aired:
Jul 07, 2017 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 21, 2017 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • 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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