LANSING (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Michigan’s ban on public aid for private schools is moving to federal court.
The case was filed in state court in March by a Grand Rapids Catholic school, parents and some lawmakers. But it was withdrawn Tuesday after lawyers decided that federal court is a more appropriate venue. John Bursch says the lawsuit will be refiled.Tenants Fed Up Over No Heat & Hot Water At The Sapphire Apartments, Management Responds
The ban on public aid for private schools was added to the state Constitution in 1970. A judge earlier this year blocked Michigan from giving $2.5 million to private schools for fire drills, inspections and other state requirements.READ MORE: Oxford School Superintendent Addresses Claims Related To High School Shooting
But critics say the 1970 ban was deeply rooted in anti-Catholic sentiment. They say the prohibition violates the U.S. Constitution in a number of ways, including equal protection and free speech.MORE NEWS: Detroit Man Charged After Setting Pregnant Girlfriend On Fire
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