Idaho Lawmakers Pass Bible-in-Schools Bill, Dismiss Constitutional Questions

“The little Supreme Court in my head says this is OK.”

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Rep. Sage Dixon (Betsy Z. Russell)

From Betsy Z. Russell at The Spokesman-Review / 03.21.2016:

Legislation saying the use of the Bible as a reference in Idaho’s public schools is “expressly permitted” passed the Idaho House on Monday and headed to the governor’s desk – even though the state attorney general concluded such a law is “specifically prohibited” by the Idaho Constitution.


Idaho’s Constitution contains far stricter restrictions on the use of religious texts in schools than the U.S. Constitution, saying, “No books, papers, tracts or documents of a political, sectarian or denominational character shall be used” in Idaho public schools.

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