May 8, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The Louisiana Supreme Court decided 6-1 on Tuesday to strike down a law which funds school tuition vouchers for private schools. The court held that the law's diversion of funds from the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) to non-public schools violated Article VIII, Section 13(B) of the Louisiana ...[read more]
May 21, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Lee Stein and Elizabeth Kruschek: Last week, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that two school voucher programs created by the Arizona Legislature in 2006 were unconstitutional. Those programs provided scholarships or grants of state money to the parents or guardians of foster children and s... ...[read more]
May 16, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Arizona Court of Appeals struck down a 2006 state program providing government funds for private and religious schools, ruling Thursday that it violated a ban in the state constitution on granting state benefits to private schools. The court rejected arguments that the vouchers benefited low- ...[read more]
January 5, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday held that the state's 1999 school voucher law violates the state constitutional requirement of a uniform system of free public schools. The Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which was led by Gov. Jeb Bush and was the country's first statewide ...[read more]
November 12, 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore
In an 8-5-1 decision, the Florida First District Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the state's 1999 school voucher law violates the state constitution because it allows tax dollars to be spent on religious schools. The law states that a student in a public school who receives failing grades ...[read more]
March 13, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
Most faculty at Harvard Law School appear to have no idea about who's being targeted in the HLS dean search, or when a candidate will be chosen, according to a story in Thursday's Harvard Crimson.... Also at HLS, Thursday's Harvard Law Record reports that former National Security ...[read more]
March 10, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
New and interesting papers on SSRN today include: School Vouchers and the Constitution- Permissible, Impermissible, or Required? by Gary Simson of Cornell Law School From the Abstract: This article focuses on two Supreme Court decisions with major implications for the constitutionality of sch... ...[read more]

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