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Christian Legal Society v. Kane

Challenge by Christian Legal Society to University of California Hastings College of Law’s nondiscrimination policy, which prohibits official recognition of student organizations that discriminate on the basis of, among other things, religion and sexual orientation.

Stormans v. Selecky

After learning of several incidents in Washington and other states in which pharmacists refused to fill prescriptions for birth-control pills, emergency contraception, and other medications, the Washington State Board of Pharmacy adopted regulations in July 2007 requiring pharmacies to dispense lawfully prescribed drugs, while allowing individual pharmacists to have a colleague fill a prescription if they themselves object to filling it for religious or moral reasons. Read more

Strauss v. Horton

Challenge to Proposition 8, which purported to add to the California Constitution a provision stating that "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

Truth v. Kent School District

Challenge by Truth, a religious student club, to policy of Kent School District in Washington of prohibiting student clubs from receiving school recognition or funding if they discriminate on various grounds, including religion.

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Inc. v. City of San Diego

In 1952, the City of San Diego authorized the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association to build a 43-foot-tall Latin cross on top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, California. The cross was dedicated in a Christian religious service on Easter Sunday in 1954, and it was used as a site for Easter services for the next forty years. Read more

Green v. Board of County Commissioners

Challenge to eight-foot-tall monument with the Ten Commandments engraved on one side that was erected on the Haskell County courthouse lawn in Stigler, Oklahoma.

Cain v. Horne

In 2006, the Arizona created a school-voucher program that provided funds to disabled and foster children to attend private schools, including religious schools. The plaintiffs filed suit in Arizona state court, alleging that the programs violated multiple provisions of the Arizona Constitution.

Although the trial court upheld the voucher program, the Court of Appeals ruled that the program violated the Arizona Constitution's Aid Clause, which prohibits government funding of religious groups. Read more

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.

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