The Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty is proud to announce a Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that merely being offended by a religious display is insufficient cause to create standing to bring an Establishment Clause lawsuit.
In virtually all of law, plaintiffs need to demonstrate that they have been actually tangibly harmed in order to sue. Mere offense or psychic harm is insufficient. The one exception to this rule is that citizens who are offended by religious displays or accommodations are allowed to sue based on mere offense.
This rule makes religious adherents uniquely susceptible to lawsuits, and in many cases, dissuades state and local governments from cooperating with religious groups.
The Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty calls on the Supreme Court to eliminate this inequity and reaffirm that religious American’s stand on equal footing with every other American and are not uniquely open to lawsuits.
The full text of the brief can be accessed here.