Statement from the NC Justice Center: Judge grants injunction halting unconstitutional voucher program

RALEIGH (Feb. 21, 2014) — This afternoon, Judge Robert H. Hobgood granted a preliminary injunction halting North Carolina's unconstitutional voucher program.

The judge found that failure to grant the injunction could cause irreparable harm. Judge Hopgood further found that a lawsuit filed by the Justice Center and allied groups was likely to succeed on its merits, supporting the need for an injunction halting the program.

We are grateful for this finding, which will help North Carolina's students and education system. We look forward to continuing with the legal process.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Carlene McNulty, Director of Litigation,, 919.856.2161919.856.2161; Jeff Shaw,, 503.551.3615503.551.3615 (cell).