CASETaxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District

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A Douglas County, Colo., school choice program allows private religious schools to participate in addition to government-run schools. Opponents of the program filed suit after the school district implemented the program to allow for greater parental choice. The lawsuit inaccurately claims that the inclusion of religious schools in the program violates state constitutional provisions governing the relationship between church and state. In reality, faith-based schools that meet all other qualifications are constitutionally free to participate in a religiously neutral program.
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Colo. high court tosses children at faith-based schools out of school choice program

ADF to Colo. high court: Children at faith-based schools shouldn’t be excluded from school choice program

Religious Freedom

ADF to Colo. high court: Children at faith-based schools shouldn’t be excluded from school choice program

Brief demonstrates that Douglas County program is constitutional

Aug 05, 2014 Read More

Attack on Colo. county’s voucher program thwarted

Religious Freedom

Attack on Colo. county’s voucher program thwarted

Appeals court says Douglas County program constitutional because it is ‘neutral toward religion’

Mar 01, 2013 Read More

Religious discrimination isn’t religious freedom, says brief defending Colo. vouchers

Religious Freedom

Religious discrimination isn’t religious freedom, says brief defending Colo. vouchers

ADF, allied attorney file brief on behalf of Christian schools, Catholic diocese

Apr 23, 2012 Read More
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State Supreme Court
Amicus brief filed with Colorado Supreme Court Aug 04 2014
Appellate Court
Appellate court opinion Feb 28 2013
Appellate Court
Amicus brief filed with Colorado Court of Appeals Apr 13 2012

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