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A.A. v. Needville Independent School District

Challenge to public-school district's grooming policy requiring boys to wear their hair short by parents of a Native American kindergartner who wears his hair long and in braids in accordance with his family's religious beliefs.

Cutter v. Wilkinson

Opposition to challenge to Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, a federal law protecting the rights of prison inmates to practice their religions.

Goldberg v. Goldberg

Challenge to Texas judge's ruling in child custody matter that a lesbian mother could not take her daughter to services at a church with a gay/lesbian Christian congregation beacuse it was not a "mainline" church.

Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao Do Vegetal

Challenge by Brazilian church to the federal government's enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act as it pertains to "hoasca," a hallucinogenic herb that church members must ingest as part of their religious practice.

Tenafly Eruv Association v. Borough of Tenafly

Challenge to decision by New Jersey borough to disallow the erection of an eruv (a symbolic "fence" used by Orthodox Jews) on the borough's telephone poles.

Turner v. Fredericksburg

Opposition to challenge by Virgnia city council member to council's decision requiring that prayers given at beginning of council meetings be nonsectarian.

Wynne v. Town of Great Falls

Challenge to practice of town council members in South Carolina of presenting sectarian prayers before meetings.

Branch Ministries v. Rossotti

Opposition to church's challenge to revocation of its tax-exempt status by IRS because church had encouraged Christians to vote against presidential candidate Bill Clinton.

Thomas v. Anchorage Equal Rights Commission

Opposition to challenge to Alaska law prohibiting discrimination against unmarried tenants on the basis of a landlord's religious beliefs.

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