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Town of Greece v. Galloway

For years, the Greece Town Board has invited clergy to open the Board’s monthly meetings with a prayer. Over the past decade, all but two of the guest chaplains have been Christian, and the vast majority of prayers have been explicitly Christian. Guest chaplains often ask citizens to join in the prayers, and citizens face considerable pressure to participate. In February 2008, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of two local citizens, alleging that the Town’s practices violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

Does v. School District of Elmbrook

For nearly a decade, the Elmbrook School District near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, held its high-school graduation ceremonies in the sanctuary of an evangelical Christian church. A cross towered over the dais -- upon which graduation speakers addressed the audience and graduating seniors received their diplomas.

Sossamon v. Texas, et al.

Challenge to the denial of a fair opportunity to engage in religious services to an inmate by Texas prison officials in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

Sole v. Wyner

Case concerning the availability of an attorney's fees award where a plaintiff in a civil rights case obtains a preliminary injunction.

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.

Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao Do Vegetal

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.

Van Orden v. Perry

Challenge to a Ten Commandments monument donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles and placed on the grounds of the Texas Capitol building.

United States of America v. Newdow

Challenge by parent of elementary school student to inclusion of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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