Valley Forge Christian College v. Americans United brief

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Courtney Smith Professor King Con Law 4200 9/9/10 Valley Forge Christian College v. Americans United Brief Facts: The Valley Forge Christian College v. Americans United case (November 4, 1981) case is a case that changed the way the United States handled land & taxes when it comes to our military and educational systems. Americans United was upset because the Secretary of Defense closed down the Valley Forge General Hospital and gave it to the Valley Forge Christian College for free. The Department of Education, Welfare, and Health transmitted a 77-acre tract of land to Valley Forge Christian College basically. Americans United for Separation of Church and State was an organization dedicated to the separation of religion from government. Americans United in support of Separation of Church and State brought awareness to argue with the transference as unconstitutional within the First Amendment Clause.
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Unformatted text preview: Issues: Did the court really need to discuss parts of the land grant? No. Was the transfer of the property an act of authority? No (my personal opinion). Does the group suing have a strong enough case to have the supreme court settle it? Yes and no. Reasoning: No, because Americans United really didn’t have any good grounds to sue on even thought they without a doubt felt like they did. Americans United didn’t even show Courtney Smith Professor King Con Law 4200 9/9/10 a personal injury. In my opinion I feel like it was not basically just by reading the taxation clause of the Constitution. Yes, because of how it affects so many people. And no because the case really isn’t that serious since no one is in harm, but it does bend the laws of our constitution. Holdings: Valley Forge won the case 5 to 4. The Supreme Court said Americans United can not sue Valley Forge....
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  • Fall '10
  • KimmyKing
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Valley Forge Christian College, Forge Christian College, Valley Forge Christian

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