NH judge rules against school choice | Alliance Defending Freedom

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor regarding a New Hampshire court’s decision to strike down the state’s school choice program that allows businesses to obtain a tax credit for donating their private funds to private student scholarship organizations:

“Parents should be able to choose what’s best for their own children. New Hampshire’s program allows businesses to help make that happen, and nothing about that violates the state constitution, as the state’s legal history clearly demonstrates. The arguments the ACLU is making against this program do not at all reflect the reality of what the state constitution clearly allows. The people who stand to suffer the most if the ACLU succeeds are New Hampshire’s students.”

Alliance Defending Freedom, Cornerstone Policy Research, and Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, Duncan v. State of New Hampshire, in defense of the state program. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys participated in successfully defending a similar Arizona program in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately decided in the program’s favor in 2011.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.


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