Supreme Court dismisses challenge to tax credits for parochial schools

04/5/2011 | Christian Science Monitor, The

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona taxpayers do not have standing to challenge a state tax-credit program that benefits mostly religious schools. The 5-4 decision, which overturns a lower court ruling, focused on the fact that taxpayers may choose whether to contribute to the program. However, dissenting justices and critics of the decision said it weakens the ability of taxpayers to sue over government actions they believe violate the constitutional separation of religion and government.

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