New York Law Journal 9/12/16: Federal Appeals Court Rules East Ramapo Students Have No Standing in Lawsuit

Pupil Plaintiffs Tossed From Suit Over Hasidic Private-School Placements

Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal September 12, 2016    | 4 Comments

East Ramapo School District

Public-school students in East Ramapo lack standing to sue over the alleged siphoning off of public money to benefit private Hasidic schools, a federal appeals court held Monday.

A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed students from a lawsuit charging violations of the establishment clause through property deals, textbook purchases and the placement of children in private Hasidic schools using taxpayer money.

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