Munger Tolles Secures Permanent Injunction in Nevada Education Voucher Bill Suit

Munger, Tolles & Olson secured a permanent injunction on Sep. 29, 2016 from the Nevada Supreme Court in favor of parents with children in Nevada’s public schools challenging Senate Bill 302 (SB302), which would offer tax-funded vouchers to pay for private, parochial or home schooling.

Arguing that SB302 violates the Nevada Constitution, Munger Tolles had pursued and won a preliminary injunction in the First Judicial District Court of Nevada (Carson City) in January 2016. Represented by former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, the state of Nevada appealed the district’s decision. Munger Tolles then argued the case before the Nevada Supreme Court obtained affirmance of the lower court’s ruling, making the injunction permanent.

The court ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it diverted funds meant exclusively for public education to accounts that could then be used for private school tuition and other educational services.

Led by Tamerlin J. Godley, the attorney team included Thomas Paul Clancy and Samuel T. Boyd.