The Lumen Christi Institute presents "Trinity Lutheran and the Future of Public Funding for Religious Entities: A Conversation with Richard Garnett and Andrew Koppelman".
Should a religious institution be denied public funding solely because it is owned and operated by a church entity? The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer decided that the state of Missouri violated the Free Exercise Clause by disqualifying a religious school from a state program.
In this conversation, law scholars Richard Garnett and Andrew Koppelman will discuss the reasoning employed by the majority, the concurring justices, and the dissent; the place of Trinity Lutheran within broader public funding jurisprudence; and the implications of Trinity Lutheran for provisions under various state constitutions that bar all public funding for religious education and religious schools.
5:00pm | Registration
5:30pm | Introductions
5:40pm | Conversation
6:30pm | Q&A
6:45pm | Reception
7:30pm | Close
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Cosponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, the Christian Legal Society, and the Notre Dame Program on Church, State, & Society.