Sunday, February 07, 2021

Cert. Petition Filed In Maine's Tuition Reimbursement Controversy

A petition for certiorari (full text) was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court last Thursday in Carson v. Makin. In the case, the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Maine's statutory provisions that pay tuition to out-of-district public or private high schools for students whose districts do not operate a high school. However, to qualify to receive tuition assistance payments, a private school must be non-sectarian. Religious high schools do not qualify. (See prior posting.) Institute of Justice issued a press release  announcing the filing of the lawsuit. [Thanks to Michael Bindas and Chris Freund for the lead.]