The Latest from Americans United
- Blog PostSenate Republicans today will try to advance to the federal bench another Trump nominee with a hostile record on religious freedom. Allison Jones Rushing, a North Carolina lawyer, is President Donald Trump’s nominee for a lifetime appointment to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Va. At 36, Rushing is believed to be Trump’s youngest judicial nominee yet.
- Blog PostTo no surprise during the age of Trump, anti-Muslim and xenophobic attacks have factored in to several elections around the country.
- Blog PostPresident Donald Trump has been claiming that he did away with the Johnson Amendment, but this yet another of his falsehoods. He issued an executive order full of verbiage that didn’t really do anything. The Johnson Amendment is a federal law. It would take an act of Congress to overturn or modify it.
- Blog PostAnother court delivered a victory this week for those striving to make public meetings more inclusive to people of all religions and the nonreligious: The Alaska Superior Court ruled that Kenai Peninsula Borough is violating the state constitution’s religious freedom protections by restricting the faith traditions from which residents may offer invocations during public meetings.