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Second Circuit Review: Standing in Establishment Clause Challenges

April 29, 2024

Litigation of counsel Martin Flumenbaum and firm Chairman Brad Karp’s latest Second Circuit Review column, “Standing in Establishment Clause Challenges,” appeared in the April 29 issue of the New York Law Journal. The authors discuss the Second Circuit’s decision in Citizens United to Protect Our Neighborhoods v. Village of Chestnut Ridge, which affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by three individuals and a civic organization challenging a zoning law on grounds that the plaintiffs did not have any form of constitutional standing. Specifically, the court held that the individual plaintiffs lacked municipal-taxpayer, direct-harm or denial-of-benefits standing; and the organization lacked associational or organizational standing. The decision unequivocally reaffirms the court’s commitment to keeping “standing” within clear boundaries. Litigation associate Jacob Humerick assisted in the preparation of this column.

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