Judge Upholds Ruling Barring State Money for Private Schools

July 31, 2017

A state judge has upheld a ruling that puts a stop ” for now ” to Michigan’s plans to provide public money to private schools to help them cover the cost of complying with state mandates. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens on July 6 had issued a preliminary injunction, but asked lawyers on both sides to submit briefs to address a crucial question: Should a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found that a Missouri church should be eligible to compete in a state grant program for playground resurfacing apply in the Michigan case?