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Court Bars Suit On Faith-Based Plan - Bush Initiative Can Continue

Publication Date: 
June 26, 2007
Source: 
The Boston Globe
Author: 
Michael Kranish

Lecturer in Law Thomas Goldstein is quoted in the Boston Globe on a Supreme Court ruling about President Bush' faith-based initiative:

The decisions show that "President Bush got exactly what he hoped for, a court substantially further to the right," said Tom Goldstein, a Harvard Law School lecturer on Supreme Court litigation who has also argued cases before the high court. If O'Connor were still on the court, he said, all four cases might have been decided differently.

The faith-based case is particularly important, Goldstein said, because it protects Bush's programs from legal challenges and indicates that the court will be "less concerned about keeping church and state separate, so later decisions will be more sympathetic to government's cooperating with religious institutions."