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Florida school voucher law held unconstitutional

[JURIST] In an 8-5-1 decision, the Florida First District Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the state's 1999 school voucher law violates the state constitution because it allows tax dollars to be spent on religious schools. The law states that a student in a public school who receives failing grades for two out of four years can attend a private school on state vouchers. The holding today is a result of a full appellate court review, requested by the state, of an August ruling holding the statute unconstitutional. Read the opinion here[PDF]. AP has more.

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