School Voucher Program Oral Argument

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of John Ellis Bush v. Ruth Holmes on whether Governor Jeb Bush’s school… read more

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of John Ellis Bush v. Ruth Holmes on whether Governor Jeb Bush’s school voucher program violates the state’s constitution. The case centers on using public money to help students attend religious schools. The Florida constitution prohibits giving public money, directly or indirectly, to religious institutions. The lower court ruled against Governor Bush, deciding the voucher program, which had been operating since 1999, was unconstitutional. Ruth Holmes is the first name in the list of parents and groups who filed the lawsuit. close

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School Voucher Program Oral Argument

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Program ID:
187101-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Jun 7, 2005
Last Aired:
Jun 13, 2005

Airing Details

  • Jun 07, 2005 | 6:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 09, 2005 | 6:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 10, 2005 | 3:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 13, 2005 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1