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Busch v. Marple Newtown School District

A Pennsylvania public school invited kindergarten parents to visit the classroom and share a talent, game, craft, or story with the class. A parent named Donna Busch wanted to read a Bible passage to the kindergarten students; the school denied her request.

Busch then sued in federal court, alleging that the school violated her First Amendment by prohibiting her from reading the Bible to the kindergarten class. After the trial court dismissed her lawsuit, Busch appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  

Roark v. South Iron R-1 School District

Challenge to practice of South Iron R-1 School District in Missouri of allowing the Gideons to visit fifth-grade classrooms to distribute Bibles to students during class time.

Nurre v. Whitehead

Challenge by Washington high-school senior to school's rejection of decision by students in wind ensemble to play Ave Maria at graduation because of the song’s religious nature.

Rowe v. Loma Linda University

Challenge to a California law exempting from anti-discrimination laws religiously-affiliated institutions that engage in non-religious discrimination.

Chambers v. City of Frederick

Challenge to placement of a Ten Commandments monument in a public park in Maryland.

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