News in Brief
Federal Appeals Court Revives Challenge to Ariz. Tuition Tax Credit
A federal appeals court has revived a challenge to Arizona’s decade-old income-tax credit for donations for private school scholarships, ruling that the program could be unconstitutional by favoring religion.
The San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled April 21 that plaintiffs challenging the 1997 state tax-credit law have enough of a case to proceed. The decision overturns a ruling by a trial judge who had dismissed the case.
The challenge filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona contends the tax credit violates the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition against a government establishment of religion. The Arizona Supreme Court upheld the tax-credit law in a 1999 decision based on how the statute was written.
Vol. 28, Issue 30, Page 4
Get 10 free stories, e-newsletters, and more!
- Project Manager, First the Seed Foundation Educational Programs
- First the Seed Foundation, VA
- Qualified KG or Elementary Classroom Teacher
- The International School Of Choueifat Manama, Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain
- Director of Technology
- St. Paul's School for Girls, Brooklandville, MD
- Director of College Counseling
- Augusta Preparatory Day School, Martinez, GA
- Director of Auxiliary Programming
- Lovett School, Atlanta, GA