Tag Archives: Taxpayer Standing

Argument Report: Taxpayer Standing to Challenge Education Financing?

Our reports on the oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court’s September term continue with Carr v. Koch. In Carr, the taxpayer plaintiffs are challenging Circuit Court and Appellate Court decisions that they lacked standing to challenge the state’s education funding statute; but based on the Court’s questioning, it appears unlikely that their suit will be … Continue Reading

Can Taxpayers Challenge the State’s School Financing System?

Our preview of the September term of the Illinois Supreme Court continues with Carr v. Koch [pdf]. Plaintiffs have challenged states’ school financing systems on constitutional grounds for nearly two generations now. The state Supreme Courts of Montana, New Jersey, Kentucky and Texas all struck down their state systems, while other challenges failed, such as San Antonio School … Continue Reading