The ACLU has filed suit challenging Nevada's new school voucher program, claiming it violates the state constitution's prohibition against using public money for religious purposes. Defenders of the law, including the Institute for Justice, argue that the law merely provides parents with options rather than requiring the state to fund religious activities. Read more at the Washington Post.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down the city of Lynn's ordinance preventing certain categories of sex offenders from living near parks and schools. The court stated that the ordinance was inconsistent with the state's existing tracking rules for sex offenders and was reminiscent of historical efforts to expel Native Americans or Japanese-American internment camps. Read more at the Boston Globe.