Saturday, August 2, 2014

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AL Supreme Court Modifies Ruling Tossing AEA Suit
By Alabama News Network


 

The Alabama Supreme Court has changed some of the wording its recent ruling tossing out a lawsuit against the Alabama Accountability Act, but it didn't change the result.

 

On Sept. 20, the state's highest court blocked a lawsuit that members of the Alabama Education Association filed against four legislators to challenge the new law. Even though the legislators won, they asked the court to reconsider part of the ruling that said the Accountability Act appropriated public funds.

 

The legislators contended it didn't do that. The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take that language out of the September ruling.

 

AEA challenged the act because it provides tax credits to families that move their children from failing public schools to private schools.

 

Other lawsuits are still pending against the act.

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