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This originally appeared in September of 2009:

The 6th Circuit allows state taxpayer standing to challenge spending by state agencies in violation of federal establishment clause. See the ACLU’s press release for more details. So when you see a cause lawsuit like this one, it’s important to look at what injury the plaintiffs are alleging, in what capacity they allege that they are suing, and who caused the injury in what way. These plaintiffs didn’t have standing as federal taxpayers, but did as state taxpayers.

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