March 6, 2007


Religious schools may use tax-free bonds: State Supreme Court ruling is opposed by civil libertarians (Maura Dolan, March 6, 2007, LA Times)

A government agency may issue tax-exempt government bonds to help religious schools pay for improvements, even if the schools are "pervasively sectarian," the California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Monday.

Rejecting arguments by the state and civil libertarians, the court majority said judges who consider the constitutionality of such borrowing should focus on the "substance of the education provided" and not merely on the schools' "religious character."

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2007 8:42 PM
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