Docket No.: 02-1315 Topics:
Certiorari Granted: May 19 2003
Argued: December 2, 2003
Decided: February 25, 2004
Free Exercise of Religion, First Amendment, Article I, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Equal Protection Clause, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise, Freedom of Religion, Medicare, chapter 11, preliminary injunction, public schools, racial segregation, separation of church and state
PartyNames: Gary Locke, Governor of Washington, et al. v. Joshua Davey
Petitioner: Gary Locke, Governor of Washington, et al.
Respondent: Joshua Davey
Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, 299 F.3d 748. QUESTIONS PRESENTED The Washington Constitution provi des that no public money shall beappropriated or applied to religious instruction. Following this constitutional command, Washington does not grant college scholarships to otherwiseeligible students who are pursuing a degree in theology. Does the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment require the state to fund religious instruction, if it provides college scholarships for secular instruction?
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