In Miami, Florida, a federal judge rules against a group of atheists that filed suit to block public schools from closing in honor of the September 11 visit of Pope John Paul II.
According to U.S. District Judge James W. Kehoe, the plaintiffs "failed to allege or prove any facts demonstrating their standing to bring this claim."
To have "standing" means that you have been harmed or would be harmed by the actions you are trying to prevent. Without standing, a lawsuit can't go forward, much less be successful.
Apologists for efforts by the government to privilege religion in various ways frequently use the issue of standing to prevent the legal arguments against the government actions from ever being heard or considered.