Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Freeholders

The ACLU-NJ, as a friend-of-the-court, argued in the New Jersey Supreme Court that Morris County violated the State Constitution when it gave public grants to churches to fund repairs. The State Constitution’s Religious Aid Clause is clear: it bars the use of tax dollars “for building or repairing any church . . .” The purpose of the Religious Aid Clause is to protect and foster religious freedom. Public grants for church repairs compel taxpayers to support religious activity and undermine the independence of religious institutions.

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