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Jewish Organizations Back Fight Against Pennsylvania School Bus Law

The American Jewish Congress announced here today that it is giving legal and financial aid to a suit challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s new school bus law, authorizing bussing of pupils to “non-public schools.”

Mrs. G.R. Worrell, of Upper Providence Township, filed the suit in the Delaware Country Court of Common Pleas. The suit seeks a preliminary injunction to bar the Rose Tree Union School District from spending funds to transport parochial and other private school pupils. Costs of the legal action are being met by the American Jewish Congress and the American Civil Liberties Union. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia announced it would enter the case as a “friend of the court” in support of the suit.