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The ACLJ is representing almost the entire South Carolina congressional delegation before the Supreme Court of South Carolina fighting for school choice in an amicus brief filed today.

On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed the ACLJ’s critical filing on behalf of members of the U.S. House and Senate, fighting against an attempt by teachers unions to block school choice. South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan joined us to talk about the case. Our team also talked about what we expect from this week’s Republican National Convention (RNC), as we did with the DNC last week.

This battle for school choice is ongoing, especially during this pandemic. You know we’ve heard from nearly 1,800 families who are asking for help right now in 48 states plus the District of Columbia. In a matter of just a few weeks ,we’ve already obtained some big successes for struggling families. In other ongoing cases, there may be potential lawsuits coming. If you’re one of those families who is facing significant hardship, remember you can go to the ACLJ website and ask for help here.

Today our team filed a critical brief before the Supreme Court of South Carolina with not only my name, and my dad’s name, as well as other ACLJ attorneys, but we are representing five Congressmen from South Carolina (Representatives Duncan, Wilson, Norman, Timmons, and Rice) as well as U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott. We were joined by Congressman Duncan (SC-3) via phone to discuss the case and our filing.

My dad, ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, talked about the ACLJ’s filing on behalf of these Congressmen and Senators:

The important part here is that the legislation that the Governor has, which is called the GEER Act – Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, is used to benefit students. We’ve argued from the outset of this when we started doing these school cases, knowing we’re in the middle of this pandemic that we really needed to get help to students, our argument was that it had to be student focused. That’s exactly what the GEER Act does. On top of that, the Supreme Court has just ruled that when it comes to school choice options, excluding religious schools or private schools would be a form of discrimination. So the governor had the clear authority. It was congressional intent, and now it’s before the South Carolina Supreme Court where we’re representing the delegation from South Carolina that is trying to get benefits to the students.

A teachers union has filed a lawsuit to block families’ rights and that’s why we are fighting back.

The full broadcast is complete with more discussion of our filing before the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Also, the RNC begins today and like we did last week with the DNC, we’ll bring you expert analysis by our team.

Watch the full broadcast below.

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