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Appellate Lawyer Explains Stakes of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments in State Constitutionality Case

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2017 – The United States Supreme Court, now a full nine member Court with the newly appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch officially joining the Bench this week, will hear oral arguments today in a case that could significantly impact constitutional questions involving government aid, religion and schools. The case, Trinity Lutheran Church, Inc. v. Comer, takes up questions involving whether a state acted constitutionally in excluding a church from a government grant program to improve playground safety. 

Chairman of Baker Botts’ Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Practice, Aaron Streett, filed an amicus brief on behalf of dozens of Members of Congress in support of Trinity Lutheran Church and is available to analyze the implications of today’s arguments, the stakes of the case, and how the decision might affect law moving forward. 

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