Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/06pdf/06-157.pdf

Issue

Holding

Establishment clause challenge to federal agency’s use of federal funds in support of “faith-based initiatives” dismissed because plaintiffs lacked standing per Flast v. Cohen.

Citation

551 U.S. 587

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Freedom from Religion Found., Inc. v. Chao, 433 F.3d 989 (7th Cir. 2006), rev'd sub nom. Hein v. Freedom From Religion Found., Inc., 551 U.S. 587 (2007)