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Now That's Unfortunate

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TakeMyCrabs, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. TakeMyCrabs

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    Re: Now That's Unfortunate

    Looks like a first amendment problem to me.
     
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    Looks like a piece of cake case to win as well.
     
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    Wow, yeah, goodbye school (or at least its funding).
     
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    And here I thought you were talking about all the wasted money. :azn:
     
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    People charging frivolous items on expense accounts? Unprecedented!



     
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    Re: Now That's Unfortunate

    One time I saw the Star Tribune report in a column like this that Iowa endorses kids driving at age 12. While there may be some truth to her accusations, I'd take them with a grain of salt.
     
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    i wonder how someone would get standing to close that school down? You can't simply bring suit as a disgruntled taxpayer.
     
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    Now if this was the other way around and it was a public school promoting only Christianity then the Muslims would be up in arms about it. Things like this really piss me off. Political correctness gone mad!
     
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    A parent of a student would do it, probably.



     
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    well...in order for someone to have standing to bring this up at trial, they have to have been harmed in some special/unique way which makes them the "correct" person to bring suit against the government. THis is true, at least, if I understand my law school classes well enough.

    The problem is that the only real harm being done to anyone is that they're having the taxes they pay go to something which arguably runs contradictory to the first amendment. But, being a taxpayer doesn't, alone, give one standing to bring suit. There has to be some other harm. What harm could that be? That's what I'm asking.
     
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    Though its a charter school, so I'm assuming all the parents more or less know what they're getting their kids into. Its not like every kid in the neighborhood has to go and be a Muslim now.



     
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    They just have to be harmed, it doesn't have to be in some special/unique way.

    If you were in the school, and were forced to participate in Muslim activities, it would be a violation of the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment.



     
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    Even if you aren't forced to attend that particular school?
     
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    Yes .



     
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    Does that go for private as well as public schools?
     
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    A parent of a student going to the ACLU would definitely get the ball rolling ...



     
  18. AeroJonesy

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    Nope. If it's a private school, it doesn't really have much to do with the government. There are plenty of religious schools in the US that don't have any problems because they are private, which means they aren't funded by taxpayers.



     
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    Do private schools receive any kind of government benefits or subsidies?

    Over here "private" schools get more government funding than public ones.
     
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    They get tax exempt status, at least at the state level, but I don't think they get any subsidies.
     

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