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Supreme Court of the United States

Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District

Last Updated: 6/2/2020

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Summary

A Douglas County, Colo., school choice program allows private religious schools to participate in addition to government-run schools. Opponents of the program filed suit after the school district implemented the program to allow for greater parental choice. The lawsuit inaccurately claims that the inclusion of religious schools in the program violates state constitutional provisions governing the relationship between church and state. In reality, faith-based schools that meet all other qualifications are constitutionally free to participate in a religiously neutral program.

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Biographies

Gregory S. Baylor

Senior Counsel, Director of the Center for Religious Schools

Gregory S. Baylor serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is the director of the Center for Religious Schools and Senior Counsel for Government Affairs.

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