TITLE

NO TAXATION WITHOUT SEPARATION: THE SUPREME COURT PASSES ON AN OPPORTUNITY TO END ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE EXCEPTIONALISM Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., 127 S. Ct. 2553 (2007)

AUTHOR(S)
Fifield, Joel
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2008, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p1195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a court case, Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation Inc., wherein the U.S. Supreme Court passed on an opportunity to overturn the Establishment Clause Exceptionalism. The Court generally renounces plaintiffs standing to challenge the constitutionality of government expenditures if their only basis for insistence is that they pay taxes. A brief overview of the case is presented. The reason why taxpayer status is an insufficient basis for standing was explained by Justice Samuel Alito.
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34074163

 

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