Search Supreme Court Cases


U.S. Supreme Court

Diffenderfer v. Central Baptist Church, 404 U.S. 412 (1972)

Diffenderfer v. Central Baptist Church of Miami, Florida, Inc.

No. 70-47

Argued December 6, 1971

Decided January 10, 1972

404 U.S. 412


Appellants brought suit for declaratory and injunctive relief challenging under the Religion Clause of the First Amendment, a Florida statute to the extent that it authorized a tax exemption for a church parking lot used, inter alia, for commercial purposes.

Held: The subsequent repeal of the challenged statute and enactment of new legislation make the relief sought inappropriate. The District Court's judgment upholding the statute is vacated, and the case is remanded with leave to appellants to amend their pleadings if they desire to attack the new statute or show that the old statute retains some force.

316 F.Supp. 1116, vacated and remanded.

Powered by Justia US Supreme Court Center: DIFFENDERFER V. CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 404 U. S. 412 (1972)

Official Supreme Court caselaw is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia caselaw is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.