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Paul LePage, former governor of Maine who is running for that job once again, praised a Supreme Court decision in a Maine case that said religious schools could not be exempted from a tuition reimbursement program in areas where public schools did not exist.

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today striking down Maine’s rules excluding religious schools from school choice voucher programs,” LePage said in a statement. “It is time to let the parents decide their child’s future, not educational bureaucrats.”

Parents sued the state in order to use public-provided tuition money for religious schooling, which has been prohibited since 1981.

Those who opposed the rule said it was discrimination against religion to exclude the religious schools, and the Supreme Court agreed.

“Maine’s ‘nonsectarian’ requirement for its otherwise generally available tuition assistance payments violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the 6-3 majority opinion.

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