The plaintiffs in a major school-choice case for which the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday told Fox News they are "very confident" about their chances of getting the justices to side with them in a case that could open the door to more scholarship and voucher programs across the U.S., following the high court's recent trend of expanding religious liberty.
The case centers around a tax-credit scholarship program passed in May 2015 that gave Montanans up to a $150 credit for donating to private scholarship organizations, helping students pay for their choice of private schools.
The state's revenue department made a rule banning those tax-credit scholarships from going to religious schools before the state's supreme court later struck down the entire law.
Espinoza, a mother who works two jobs as she struggles to pay private school tuition for her children, told Fox News that knowing her case could set nationwide precedent bolstering the school-choice movement puts things in perspective.
While the high court's decision in the case is likely to center on the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise clause, two religion-related sections of the First Amendment, Smith told Fox News that the real-world impact of the case would affect families trying to send their kids to the school that is right for them more than anything.