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Judge States: School Choice Advocates Can Intervene in Voucher Case

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NASHVILLE — A Tennessee judge has agreed to allow school choice advocates to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the state’s school voucher program.

That means the

Liberty Justice Center, the Institute for Justice and the Beacon Center of Tennessee will all have a chance to defend the much-debated voucher program as the case moves through the courts.

 

Earlier this year, Tennessee’s largest communities — Nashville and Memphis — filed a complaint alleging the state’s voucher program is illegal under the state constitution’s “home rule.”

They claim Republican lawmakers did not receive local consent when drawing legislation affecting local communities.