Legal Standing Under the First Amendment's Establishment Clause

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This report analyzes the constitutional issues associated with standing (a restraint on the power of federal courts to render decisions), specifically related to cases arising under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment regarding religion. It provides a background on the doctrine of standing, including the U.S. Supreme Court's interpretation of various types of standing: standing to sue as a citizen, as a taxpayer, and on behalf of another party. It also examines the current standing rules related to the Establishment Clause.

Creator(s): Brougher, Cynthia
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 5, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Brougher, Cynthia

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 5, 2011
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This report analyzes the constitutional issues associated with standing (a restraint on the power of federal courts to render decisions), specifically related to cases arising under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment regarding religion. It provides a background on the doctrine of standing, including the U.S. Supreme Court's interpretation of various types of standing: standing to sue as a citizen, as a taxpayer, and on behalf of another party. It also examines the current standing rules related to the Establishment Clause.

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13 pages.

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