A California public high-school teacher displayed large banners in his classroom with the following text: "IN GOD WE TRUST," "ONE NATION UNDER GOD," "GOD BLESS AMERICA," "GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE," and "All Men Are Created Equal They Are Endowed By Their CREATOR." After the teacher refused to provide those with greater historical context so as to avoid promoting religion, the school district instructed the teacher to remove the banners altogether. Read more
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Establishment Clause challenge to the National Day of Prayer statute.
Challenge to a public-school board's practice of opening its meetings with mostly Christian prayers.
Challenge to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's refusal to allow a Wiccan clergyman to serve as volunteer chaplain in prisons because he is not Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, or Native American.
Challenge to a judge's placement of a poster with the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.
Case concerning the availability of an attorney's fees award where a plaintiff in a civil rights case obtains a preliminary injunction.
Establishment Clause challenge to an Arizona statute allowing residents to direct part of their tax payments to organizations that provide scholarships to students.
Lawsuit against synagogue for sexual assault and retaliation perpetrated by its cantor and rabbi, raising the question of when claims should be allowed against religious institutions for sexual misconduct committed by their clergy.
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.
Opposition to challenge to Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, a federal law protecting the rights of prison inmates to practice their religions.