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Carson v. Makin

The Supreme Court on December 8 will hear oral argument regarding whether a Maine law that discriminates against religious families violates the Free Exercise Clause. On September 10, CLS filed an amicus brief on behalf of ten other religious or private school organizations. The brief urges the Court to require Maine to treat all Maine parents and children fairly, including those who choose religious schools. Professors Tom Berg and Doug Laycock wrote the brief with the assistance of the students at the Religious Liberty Appellate Clinic at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) School of Law. Professors Berg and Laycock had also filed an amicus brief last March urging the Supreme Court to review the case.