U.S. President George W. Bush and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts of Georgetown Law Center, with 2000-2006 Washington Archbishop Theodore McCarrick
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision invalidating the mandatory school tax, by voting today to invalidate the 1st amendment guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion with its decision in Mose v. Frederick.
That decision permits tax supported schools to screw over folks' Constitutional rights by allowing school officials to subvert the 1st amendment for the sake of the unconstitutional, un-biblical and immoral "war on [some] drugs." This decision to subvert the 1st amendment for the sake of this criminal drug war (market protection of deadly tobacco products and of frankinstein synthetic patentable pharmaceuticals) was by a vote of 5-4.
As if this treasonous Supreme Court is conscious of what it's doing to subvert the 1st amendment, it also voted today to block a citizens' suit challenging the government's "faith based initiatives", in the case brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Note the "spin" on the Washington Post piece; it is as if the Post has zero conceptualization of the U.S. Constitution: drug use itself is not and can not be illegal under the U.S. Constitution, given, for instance the need to amend the Constitution to prohibit the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcoholic beverages (note that law allowed the possession and consumption of such on private property). All drug law arrest are thus null and void, and the enforcers guilty of kidnapping, extortion and unlawful imprisonment.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that ordinary U.S. taxpayers cannot challenge a White House initiative that helps religious charities get a share of government money.
The 5-4 decision blocks a lawsuit by a group of atheists and agnostics against eight Bush administration officials including the head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
The taxpayers' group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation Inc., objected to government conferences in which administration officials encourage religious charities to apply for federal grants.
Taxpayers in the case "set out a parade of horribles that they claim could occur" unless the court stopped the Bush administration initiative, wrote Justice Samuel Alito. "Of course, none of these things has happened."
The justices' decision revolved around a 1968 Supreme Court ruling that enabled taxpayers to challenge government programs that promote religion.
The 1968 decision involved the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which financed teaching and instructional materials in religious schools in low-income areas.
"This case falls outside" the narrow exception allowing such cases to proceed, Alito wrote.
In dissent, Justice David Souter said that the court should have allowed the taxpayer challenge to proceed.
The majority "closes the door on these taxpayers because the executive branch, and not the legislative branch, caused their injury," wrote Souter. "I see no basis for this distinction."
Note that the Washington Post can be notoriously inaccurate.