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Americans United Condemns Supreme Court Ruling Dismissing Challenge To State Aid To Arizona Religiou
Americans United Condemns Supreme Court Ruling Dismissing Challenge To State Aid To Arizona Religious Schools

Source: AU Press Release
April 4, 2011

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today criticized a U.S. Supreme Court ruling dismissing a challenge to tax aid to religious schools in Arizona.

In a 5-4 ruling, the high court today turned back a legal challenge to an Arizona scheme that allows taxpayers to take a 100 percent credit for donations to school tuition organizations that fund religious and other private schools. The court said the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the case.

This misguided ruling betrays the public school system by directing tax dollars to religious schools, said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case. The court, with the full support of the Obama administration, has slammed the courthouse door in the face of Americans who dont want their tax dollars to subsidize religion.

Under the controversial program, nearly 92 percent of the funds collected have gone for tuition at religious schools. Taxpayers challenged the plan as a violation of church-state separation.

LINK: http://www.au.org/media/press-releases/archives/2011/04...
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