Arizona ESA Prevails in Court

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

The Arizona Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program, allowing an outstanding Appellate Court decision to stand as binding precedent.

Congratulations to the crack legal eagles at the Goldwater Institute and the Institute for Justice and the State of Arizona for winning the case. It has been a great blessing to work with so many dedicated lawmakers, colleagues, parents and donors in Arizona and across the country that helped to bring this program to life.

To Senator Blaine, the Know Nothings, the KKK and anyone else involved in writing bigoted anti-Catholic language into the Arizona Constitution eat your hearts out. This is a small but crucial victory in a larger struggle against your disgusting legacy.

Most of all congratulations to the participating parents. Their stories can bring even the stoic to tears.  The program upon which your family depends is safe from court assault now. Thank you for your unyielding support!

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4 Responses to Arizona ESA Prevails in Court

  1. […] Just call me Karnak. After congratulating the successful wonks and legal eagles, and telling the “Know-Nothing” opponents to eat their hearts out, Ladner concludes: Most of all congratulations to the participating parents. Their stories can bring even the stoic to tears. The program upon which your family depends is safe from court assault now. Thank you for your unyielding support! […]

  2. Dan says:

    I believe I hear bells ringing in celebration… some from churches, others from computers and even grandfather clocks at home. After all, the ESA was designed to allow the ringing of all bells — not just religious ones — hence the brilliant victory not just at the hand of the legal eagles, but also the minds behind the drafting of the law itself, including Matt, who is too modest to take credit for his inspiration. Well done my friend.

  3. matthewladner says:

    Thank you Dan but this was a team effort all the way, and it started with your persistence in dreaming up a better model for choice. My Aragorn kneels to your Frodo Baggins.

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