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Johnson v. Poway Unified School District

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

Ramani v. Segelstein

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.

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.

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.