The Roberts Court has yet to take up the confusion that inhabits religion-clause jurisprudence. The primary case to be discussed here comes at the subject matter indirectly, but importantly, through the issue of standing. With one notable exception, taxpayers-for good reason-lack standing in federal court. The voice of the taxpayer is the voice of policy, and the decision whether to raise taxes or how to spend the accumulated revenue belongs in the policy-making branches of the government, rather than the judiciary. The general denial of taxpayer standing thus separates the powers in a practical and understandable way.

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