Catholic Constitutional Lawyer Bill Ball Defends Religious Education

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Currently, about ten percent of students in the United States attend private schools, the majority of which are run by religious institutions. While they likely don’t know his name, many of these students owe their ability to go to these schools to William Bentley Ball. This October 6th is the 101st anniversary of the birth of Ball, whose devout Catholicism and passion for constitutional law led to him defending student’s rights to religious education. For more, please see

W. J. Shepherd, Associate Archivist, Catholic U.