Schultz v. Medina Valley Independent School District

Closed In May 2011, we learned that the Medina Valley School District in Castroville, Texas intended to sponsor at least two student-led prayers at its upcoming high-school graduation. We soon found out that school officials--including teachers, coaches, ... Read »

Galloway v. Town of Greece

Ongoing For years, the Greece Town Board has clergy to open the Board’s monthly meetings with a prayer. Over the past decade, all but two of the prayergivers have been Christian. Because the Town Board has neither suggested nor required that its speakers ... Read »

Does v. School District of Elmbrook

Ongoing For most of the past 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--from where graduation speakers addr ... Read »

Does v. Enfield Public Schools

Closed Starting in 2007, the Enfield Public Schools (located just north of Hartford, Connecticut) began holding the Schools’ two high-school graduations in the sanctuary of a Christian church, the First Cathedral. An enormous white cross sits atop the Cat ... Read »

Constitutional Litigation Internships (Spring & Summer 2014)

Employment Type:  Law Student Internship Americans United for Separation of Church and State — the nation’s leading church-state advocacy organization — is seeking first-year, second-year, and third-year law students to work as interns in our legal depart ... Read »

Undergraduate Legal Intern (Summer 2014)

Employment Type:  Internship Undergraduate interns in Americans United’s Legal Department will have the opportunity to work with attorneys on cutting-edge First Amendment lawsuits and investigations into violations of the separation of church and state. P ... Read »

Religion in the Public Schools:

A Road Map for Avoiding Lawsuits and Respecting Parents’ Legal Rights

A Road Map for Avoiding Lawsuits and Respecting Parents’ Legal Rights   Is school prayer ever permissible? Can a teacher teach about religion in history class? Does creationism belong in a science course? Do students have to ... Read »

Piety & Politics:

The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom

The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom Amazon Books: Piety & Politics Descriptions and Activities of Religious Right Groups Responding to Common Attacks on Church-State Separation Book ... Read »