flast v. Cohen brief

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Courtney Smith Professor King Con Law 4200 9/7/10 Flast v. Cohen Brief Facts: The Flast v. Cohen Brief (March 12, 1968) case is a case that opened up the eyes of the American tax payer. Flast thought that the federal legislation buying text books for religious private schools defiled the First Amendment. The federal court gave a ruling saying that Flast and the additional plaintiffs do not have a say so as “taxpayers” to challenge the use of federal funds for the United States religious schools. Issues: Do taxpayers have the right to tell the government how to spend the U.S.’ money? Yes (my own opinion) Did Flast sue because she didn’t have religious beliefs? Maybe (not to sure) Reasoning: Yes, I think as an American tax payer that we should have every right to know and dictate where our money is going and how it is going to be spent. That’s the ethical way of looking at that type of situation. But, with the way our government is set
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Unformatted text preview: up, and based on how everyone in our country has different views, its probably best that the government makes those decision even though if we think their opinion is fair or not. Maybe, because thats just the way it seems from the outside looking in. If anyone one wanted to sue a church for helping feed the homeless someone would think that the Courtney Smith Professor King Con Law 4200 9/7/10 person suing isnt a Christian or has religious beliefs. Honesty Flast probably just wanted to delegate where his money is going and being spent, and as a taxpayer many would agree with him fighting for his case. Holdings: Flast won the case 8 to 1. Flast had both his points proven and the Supreme Court said that the government can not use separation of powers as a ruling for this trial....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course PSCI 4200 taught by Professor Kimmyking during the Fall '10 term at North Texas.

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