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.