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Could U.S. Supreme Court impact Havre's St. Jude's school?

St. Jude principal: Impact of Espinoza v. Dept. of Revenue unknown


Last updated 2/7/2020 at 11:53am

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

St. Jude Thaddeus School is bathed in sun Thursday morning. Principal Mike Haugen said the school - and other private schools in the state - are waiting to see what the impact will be of a case about public funds for private schools now in the U.S. Supreme Court.

While the U.S. Supreme Court continues to deliberate on a Montana lawsuit that could change the environment of church and state in America, the head of a local parochial school said he does not know what it will mean to his and other religious schools.

"The initial impact, really nothing at all," said Mike Haugen, principal of St. Jude Thaddeus School, Havre's private Catholic school. "It's kind of a wait-and-see with what the Supreme Court decides, and then it's really in political hands after that and what the people of Montana want."

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue was argued...

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