Americans United Opposes President Trump’s Proposal To Use Taxpayer Money To Fund Private Schools

During tonight’s address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump reaffirmed his intention to invest in “school choice” – code words for using taxpayer money to fund private school vouchers.

In response, Americans United for Separation of Church and State asserted that it will oppose any efforts by Trump’s administration to funnel public funds into private, mostly religious, schools.

Americans United Says Religiously Affiliated Hospitals Should Comply With Federal Retirement Protections

Church-State Watchdog Files Brief With U.S. Supreme Court In Trio Of Cases Involving ERISA Pension Exemptions

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold lower court rulings that found religiously affiliated hospitals should comply with federal pension protections.

In a friend-of-the-court brief, Americans United argued that exempting religiously affiliated hospitals and health systems from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) would violate church-state separation by granting these institutions a financial advantage over secular competitors.

Americans United Hails Federal Appeals Court’s Ruling In Mich. Government Prayer Case

Court Notes That Resident Who Brought Case Was Ridiculed By Jackson County Officials

A federal appeals court today ruled that county commissioners in Jackson County, Mich., may not open their meetings by personally delivering prayers that are exclusively Christian in nature.

The case, Bormuth v. County of Jackson, was brought by a local resident who is a Druid and who opposed the prayer policy. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in Peter Bormuth’s favor.

Americans United says the court made the right call.

Americans United Files Brief In Va. Lawsuit Challenging Trump ‘Muslim Ban’

Church-State Watchdog Group Calls Executive Order ‘Constitutionally And Morally Indefensible’

President Donald J. Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom rights and should remain on hold, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Sessions’ Views on Religious Freedom Are Alarming, Says Americans United

Watchdog Group Says Senate Should Have Rejected Attorney General Nominee

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has expressed alarm over the Senate’s confirmation of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as U.S. attorney general, asserting that Sessions doesn’t respect basic constitutional principles that guarantee equality and justice, including guarantees of religious freedom.

Americans United and Southern Poverty Law Center Explain Church-State Problems of Trump’s Muslim Ban in Brief to Appeals Court

Advocacy Groups Say Executive Order Violates Religious Freedom Rights

President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries is effectively a Muslim ban and should immediately be put on hold, according to a legal brief filed today by Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Americans United Files Brief In Washington State Lawsuit Challenging Trump ‘Muslim Ban’

Attorneys With Watchdog Group Travel To Seattle For Court Hearing Today

President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom rights and should be put on hold, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Attorneys with Americans United yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, State of Washington and State of Minnesota v. Trump. They also traveled to Seattle for a hearing on the matter today.

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