For this assignment, you’ll be completing a brief. Again, this is the sort of task you might actually do at a law firm.
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, 131 S.Ct. 1436
(2011) states that taxpayers lacked standing to bring an action
alleging that an Arizona statute, which granted tuition tax credits to
income taxpayers who contributed money to “student tuition
organizations” (STO) that used the contributions to provide scholarships
to students attending private schools, including religious schools,
violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Justice Kennedy
wrote the opinion of the court holding that the taxpayers lacked
standing. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices
Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor joined.
For this assignment, prepare a case brief for your instructor. Be sure to include the requirements outlined in the Legal Writing Guidelines section of the course. Additionally, discuss whether you agree with the majority opinion or the dissenting opinion in the case.