Harvard law student sues Washington

The case of a first-year Harvard Law School (HLS) student who attempted to sue his home state of Washington for revoking his grant has made its way to the US Supreme Court.

Before joining HLS, Joshua Davey originally chose to study to be a minister and was awarded a scholarship.

However, the money was rescinded a month into the course as Washingtons state constitution says that public money cannot be used for religious worship, exercise or instruction. This was put in place in the 19th century to prevent Catholic education being paid for by the state.

But Davey is claiming that this violates his federal constitutional right to neutral treatment of his religion.

A decision from the court is expected in May or June.