Friday, September 11, 2015

Second Suit Filed Challenging Nevada's School Voucher Law

This week a second state court lawsuit challenging Nevada's broad school voucher program was filed. The complaint (full text) in Lopez v. Schwartz, (NV Dist. Ct., filed 9/10/2015), claims that the challenged statute violates the Education Article (Art. XI) of the Nevada Constitution. The suit alleges that the new law diverts funds appropriated for uniform public schools to non-uniform private ones,  A press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit said that it complements the one filed last month by the ACLU (see prior posting) by raising a separate and independent basis for invalidating the law.