GARY LOCKE, GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON, et al. v. JOSHUA DAVEY
Supreme Court Cases
540 U.S. 712 (2004)
Legal Principle at Issue
The Washington Constitution provides that no public money shall be appropriated or applied to religious instruction. Following this constitutional command, Washington does not grant college scholarships to otherwise eligible 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?
Reversed. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.
Advocated for Respondent
- Jay A. Sekulow View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Christine O. Gregoire View all cases