Jewish groups gave a mixed reaction to a decision that ruled school vouchers unconstitutional in Florida. The American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League hailed the ruling, in which a trial court judge ruled Monday that the Florida voucher program violated the state’s constitution, which says no state money can be used, even indirectly, to aid sectarian institutions. But the Orthodox Union, which supports vouchers, said the ruling was not unexpected as many states have “anti-religious” provisions in their constitutions, and voucher supporters are working to eliminate those amendments.
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