Bill Duncan writes that a court challenge to the new educational tax credit law is in the works.
The New Hampshire ACLU is committed to challenging the constitutionality of vouchers in New Hampshire on the basis that public money cannot go into religious education. [email]
Article 83 of the New Hampshire Constitution states, “no money raised by taxation shall ever be granted or applied for the use of the schools of institutions of any religious sect or denomination.”
Students attending sectarian schools can receive the so-called scholarships under the new law. Supporters claim the system of tax credits and scholarship organizations evades the Constitutional prohibition. The ACLU apparently disagrees and will ask the Courts to decide.