Gov. Martin O'Malley regularly puts millions of public dollars into the state budget to provide textbook and technology aid to non-public schools (many of which are associated with and controlled by the Catholic Church, to which he is obviously devoted). One year, he went so far as to push the state legislature to bail out failing Catholic schools in the Baltimore area. Fortunately, he did not succeed. But this tells me what he very well might try to do if ever he became president of the United States and had the power to nominate justices of the Supreme Court and to push or veto legislation.