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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Locke v. Davey
Citation:540 U.S. 714 (2004)
State of Washington established the Promise Scholarship Program to assist academically gifted students with postsecondary education expenses. In accordance with the State Constitution, students may not use the scholarship at an institution where they are pursuing a degree in devotional theology. Respondent, Joshua Davey, was awarded a Promise Scholarship, and chose to attend a private, Christian college. After he learned that he could not use his scholarship to pursue a devotional theology degree, he filed suit challenging the state’s refusal to permit him to use the scholarship for such studies.
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