Court: Religious school students likely to succeed in appeal

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Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 2:09 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2020 at 7:32 PM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted an injunction to stop Vermont from excluding some students who attend a religious school from participating in a state program while an appeal is pending and in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court.

Last year, the group Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit against the Vermont Education Agency on behalf of a number of students from the Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, saying they wished to take college classes under the state program but were excluded because they attend a Catholic high school.

After a federal judge denied the students a preliminary injunction they filed a notice of appeal with the 2nd Circuit.

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