SEF Joins Amicus Brief Urging Federal Court to Uphold South Carolina’s Ban on Public Funding of Private Schools

November 22, 2021


The Southern Education Foundation joined Public Funds Public Schools and the Advancement Project National Office  in filing an amici curiae brief in the case of Bishop of Charleston v. Adams, urging the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina to uphold the state constitution’s no-aid clause prohibiting public funding of private schools.

The lawsuit, filed by lawyers at the pro-voucher Liberty Justice Center, alleges that the enactment of the no-aid clause was motivated by anti-religious and racial prejudices in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

The District Court previously denied the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction, concluding they were not likely to succeed in their claims. The parties have now filed cross-motions for summary judgment.

Read the brief below.

Bishop of Charleston – PFPS SEF AP Dist Ct Amicus Brief FILE STAMPED