Bagley v. Raymond School Department

Opposition to parents' challenge to Maine program that allowed towns without their own public schools to pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neighboring public schools, but not parochial schools.

Anderson v. Town of Durham

Several towns in Maine do not operate their own high schools. Instead, they pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neighboring public schools. In the late 1990s, parents of religious-school students filed suits in state and federal court to challenge the exclusion of religious schools from the program. The courts concluded that payments to such schools would violate the Establishment Clause.

Salazar v. Buono

In 1934, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars put a Latin cross atop a roadside rocky outcropping on federal land in the Mojave National Preserve. That cross and several replacements were destroyed; each time, a private party replaced it. In 1999, the National Park Service refused a request to place a Buddhist stupa near the cross. After the ACLU threatened litigation and the Park Service decided to remove the cross, Congress prohibited use of federal funds to remove the cross. 

University of the Cumberlands v. Pennybacker

Challenge to $10 million appropriation by the Kentucky General Assembly for construction of a pharmacy-school building on the campus of the religious institution University of the Cumberlands.

American Atheists v. Detroit Downtown Development Authority

Challenge to Detroit’s "Facade Improvement Program," under which tax dollars are used to reimburse property owners -- including churches -- for the costs of improvements to the exteriors of buildings.

Ford v. Browning

Challenge to proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that would have permitted voucher subsidies for religious private schools in Florida, and would have eliminated the Florida Constitution's language barring tax aid to religion.

Giacomucci v. Southeast Delco School District

Challenge to plan of Philadelphia school district to provide vouchers for parents to send their children to nearby public and private schools, including parochial schools.

Strout v. State of Maine

Opposition to parents' challenge to Maine program that allowed school districts without their own public high schools to pay tuition for students to attend nearby public and nonsectarian private schools, but not religious schools.

Simmons-Harris v. Goff

Challenge to Ohio voucher program that provided state monies for low-income children to attend parochial and sectarian schools.

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