Courthouse News:  “The 9th Circuit . . . refused to reconsider its reinstatement of a lawsuit challenging an Arizona scholarship program funded by tax credits. Taxpayers said the program funnels public money into religious schools in violation of the Constitution’s separation of church and state.  The program, established by the state Legislature in 1997, gives taxpayers a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for contributions to “school tuition organizations,” or private nonprofit groups that allocate at least 90 percent of their funds to tuition grants and scholarships.”