By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether the Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction violated the First Amendment when he withheld transportation benefits from an independent Catholic school unless it agreed not to call itself “Catholic.”
Who was the state superintendent who violated state law at the time? Gov. Tony Evers, who led the Department of Public Instruction for a decade before becoming governor in 2019.
WILL previously won its lawsuit after an appeals court ruled Evers’ DPI broke the law, but the court did not resolve the core constitutional questions of religious liberty at stake in the case.