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Florida judge throws out lawsuit against voucher program

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Backers of Florida’s largest private-school voucher program scored a significant victory Monday in an increasingly bitter legal battle. Circuit Judge George Reynolds tossed out a lawsuit that contended that the program that serves nearly 70,000 students across the state by placing them in private and mostly religious schools is unconstitutional. Reynolds ruled that the groups filing the lawsuit did not have a legal right, or “standing,” to challenge the program. He also ruled that the groups, which included both the…

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