Santa Fe, N.M., Dec 14, 2018 / 16:05 pm
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to uphold a book-lending program that gives school children at public and private schools equal access to state-approved textbooks.
The Becket law group, which represented the New Mexico Association of Non-public Schools, called the decision a victory for low-income students and against religious discrimination.
"In shutting the book on religious discrimination, the New Mexico Supreme Court has opened access to quality textbooks for all students," Eric Baxter, vice president and senior counsel at Becket, said in a statement on the ruling.
"All kids deserve an education free from discrimination," he added.