ADF: Thousands of children’s educations saved at U.S. Supreme Court

IANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
April 4, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Thousands of children’s educations saved at U.S. Supreme Court

ADF attorneys win Arizona parental-choice-in-education case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a huge victory for proponents of parental choice in education Monday.  The high court agreed 5–4 with the arguments of Alliance Defense Fund attorneys and dismissed an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against an Arizona program that promotes school choice.  The program, like others across the country, allows state residents to claim a tax credit for donations to private organizations that provide scholarships to private schools.

The court dismissed the suit saying that the ACLU’s clients–taxpayers who don’t like the program–didn’t have any legal standing to sue over someone else’s private donations.  ADF represented the only party to make this argument to the court.  The decision creates a national precedent that will prevent similar legal attacks in the future.

Case Name:  Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn

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