The subject of the current Law Student Writing Competition is a case actively before the U.S. Supreme Court. Formerly known as Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, the case is now known as Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, and there’s a question before the Court as to whether or not the case is still active since the state of Missouri has agreed to allow the church to participate in the funding scheme. You do not need to change the name of the case in your paper, and either caption will work.
For purposes of this competition, you may, but are not required, to consider portions of the oral arguments that took place on April 19, 2017, but we are asking that you set aside the issue of whether or not the case is moot and render your “decision” based on the underlying merits of the case.
In the event that the ruling comes out before the June 23, 2017 competition deadline, it will not affect the results of this contest.