The Muslim ban is back.
After months of legal arguments, two executive orders and several rulings by federal courts, President Donald Trump’s long-promised Muslim ban takes effect tomorrow. Sort of.
The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the tax code that protects the integrity of our tax-exempt organizations, including houses of worship, by ensuring they do not endorse or oppose political candidates. And it’s under attack.
The U.S. Supreme Court went out of session this morning and did so with a bang. The high court took three actions that affect church-state separation.
Here’s a rundown on what happened:
Trinity Lutheran v. Comer: Americans United has been warning for more than a year that it could erode the church-state wall. The ruling is harmful – but not as bad as it might have been.
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to act on several crucial religious freedom cases, all of which Americans United is involved in.
As soon as Monday and certainly by the end of next week, the court is expected to issue a ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, a case that threatens to blur the lines between church and state.
This summer, we are proud to welcome eight interns to Americans United. They come from across the country and are all excited to be spending the summer in Washington D.C., working to advance the cause of church-state separation.
Courtney Marsh, Advocacy Intern