Indiana Supreme Court Tackles School Vouchers

Considers whether religious schools are directly benefiting or if it's just a side effect


The Indiana Supreme Court took up the battle over state-paid, private school vouchers Wednesday, parsing over whether the program benefits religious institutions directly or is just an incidental benefit of educational choice.

The justices were active in asking questions about the constitutionality of the program, while also appearing skeptical about overturning the law.

"The purpose of the legislation has primarily to do with education – not fostering religion," said Chief Justice Brent Dickson.