The U.S. Supreme Court considered the right of groups to sue the government to stop spending on faith-based initiatives.
Jewish groups are closely watching the case argued Wednesday before the Supreme Court; in it, the Bush administration is appealing a federal court????s decision to allow a Wisconsin-based group of atheists to sue the government for spending taxpayer dollars on faith-based initiatives.
Taxpayers are generally banned from suing the government over its spending, but in 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court established an exception for spending on religion. The Bush administration hopes that the court will now reverse that decision.
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