ACLU files lawsuit to block two NJ religious colleges from higher education bond money

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey filed a lawsuit today to stop the state from giving more than $11 million in construction funds to two religious colleges.

The money is slated to go to Beth Medrash Govoha, a Lakewood school that trains orthodox Jewish rabbis, and Princeton Theological Seminary, a school that trains Christian ministers. The private schools are among 46 New Jersey colleges and universities due to split $1.3 billion in taxpayer funds for campus construction and renovation projects.

The ACLU lawsuit petitions the court to block the state from awarding the grants to the two religious schools.

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