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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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.
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.
Challenge by Brazilian church to the federal government's enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act as it pertains to "hoasca," a hallucinogenic herb that church members must ingest as part of their religious practice.
Challenge to decision by New Jersey borough to disallow the erection of an eruv (a symbolic "fence" used by Orthodox Jews) on the borough's telephone poles.
Opposition to challenge by Virgnia city council member to council's decision requiring that prayers given at beginning of council meetings be nonsectarian.