Carr et al. v. Koch

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL 113414
Decision Date: 
November 29, 2012
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Sangamon Co.
Justice: 
THOMAS
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed.
Plaintiffs filed declaratory judgment action seeking declaration that Illinois education funding statute violates equal protection clause of Illinois constitution. Plaintiffs' alleged injury, paying higher local property taxes than residents of property-rich school districts, is not a direct result of enforcement of education funding statute, or fairly traceable to actions of Defendants in enacting the statute. Thus, injury is too attenuated to establish standing. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, GARMAN, KARMEIER, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring.)