By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas judge wants more information before he decides what to do with a lawsuit against Nevada’s sweeping new school choice program.

Judge Eric Johnson asked lawyers for the state and the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday to weigh in on what facts are still needed before he rules on a motion to dismiss or a motion for summary judgment. The written memos are due March 11.

Nevada’s voucher-style Education Savings Account program allows parents to claim the majority of their child’s per-pupil state education funds and use it toward private schooling.

ACLU officials say it violates a portion of the Nevada Constitution that bans using public funds for sectarian purposes.

A Carson City judge reviewing a separate lawsuit put the program on hold earlier this year.

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