Oliver v. Hofmeister

Ongoing Oklahoma’s Lindsey Nichole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Act provides vouchers to special-needs students for use at private schools. Virtually all of the participating private schools are religious, and these schools can and do ... Read »

Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Ongoing In Texas, nonprofit organizations may apply to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to have custom license plate designs made available to the public. The law, however, permits the DMV to “refuse to create a new specialty plate if the desi ... Read »

Marshall v. City of Warren

Closed The City of Warren, Michigan, holds the atrium in its city hall open to public use. A local church takes advantage of this policy to maintain a “prayer station” in the atrium staffed by volunteers.    Douglas Marshall, a resident of Warren who self ... Read »

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch

Ongoing Abercrombie & Fitch clothing stores require employees to adhere to a “look policy,” calculated to showcase the store’s aesthetic sensibility. Among other things, the policy requires that employees abstain from wearing “caps” while working.   I ... Read »

Strawser v. Strange

Ongoing Alabama bans same-sex couples from getting married. Several same-sex couples challenged Alabama’s marriage bans in federal court; in January 2015, the federal trial court ruled that Alabama's marriage ban is unconstitutional and forbade the s ... Read »

Strawser v. Strange

Ongoing Alabama bans same-sex couples from getting married. Several same-sex couples challenged Alabama’s marriage bans in federal court; in January 2015, the federal trial court ruled that Alabama's marriage ban is unconstitutional and forbade the s ... Read »

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Craig

Ongoing In 2012, a same-sex couple asked Masterpiece Cakeshop to bake a cake for their wedding. The bakery's owner refused, citing his religious belief that homosexuality is a sin. The couple then filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Comm ... Read »

Richardson v. North Carolina / Hart v. North Carolina

Ongoing In 2013, the North Carolina legislature enacted the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides taxpayer-funded vouchers for students to attend private schools. More than three quarters of the schools attended by students receiving the voucher ... Read »

McCall v. Scott

Ongoing In 2006, the Florida Supreme Court struck down a Florida school-voucher program because it violated the state constitution. While that case was still working its way through the courts, the state legislature enacted a second program designed to ac ... Read »

Meredith v. Daniels

Ongoing In May 2011, Indiana enacted the "Choice Scholarship Program," a program in which the State provides vouchers for Indiana schoolchildren to attend private schools, including religious schools. Participating schools may deny admission to ... Read »

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