OFBCI survives Supreme Court Challenge
LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY wyldraven)
CNN: Supreme Court says taxpayers have no standing to oppose OFBCI
[...] The Supreme Court Monday upheld the legality of an internal White House office that forcefully pushes federal aid for religious charities, a case with an unusual nexus of constitutional, financial and political implications.I changed the headline. CNN originally said: "Court permits White House outreach to religious charities". In my lay opinion, that's not quite accurate, but the net result is the same.
By a 5-4 vote, a conservative majority concluded taxpayers did not have "standing" to challenge in court the discretionary spending authority of the executive branch for its Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI). [...]
ETA: Go here to read the actual decision.