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 »

Constitutional Litigation Fellowship

Employment Type:  Staff Position Americans United for Separation of Church and State — the nation’s leading church-state advocacy organization — is accepting applications to join our seven-attorney legal team for a two-year Constitutional Litigation Fello ... Read »

Volunteer Church-State Litigation Fellowship

Employment Type:  Staff Position Americans United for Separation of Church and State — the nation’s leading church-state advocacy organization — is accepting applications to join our seven-attorney legal team as a Volunteer Litigation Fellow for a term of ... Read »

A.M. ex rel. McKay v. Taconic Hills Central School District

Ongoing A middle-school student in the Taconic Hills Central School District in New York was invited to deliver a speech at the school's graduation ceremony. After she submitted a draft of her speech to school administrators for their approval, the s ... Read »

Wirtz v. City of South Bend

Closed In June 2011, the City of South Bend approved a plan to purchase a piece of land for $1.2 million and donate it to a Catholic school (St. Joseph's High School) to use for a football stadium and other athletic facilities. The religious school w ... Read »

Sherman v. Illinois

Closed A group called Friends of the Cross received $20,000 from the Illinois legislature to refurbish Bald Knob Cross, which the group claims is the largest cross in the western hemisphere. The earmark was awarded by a state senator out of what is essent ... Read »

Atheists of Florida, Inc. v. City of Lakeland

Ongoing For decades, the City of Lakeland has opened its Commission meetings with prayers delivered by invited clergy. And for twenty-five years, these speakers were selected from a list containing clergy from exclusively Christian denominations; the invi ... Read »

Mullin v. Sussex County

Ongoing For years, the Sussex County Council opened its public meetings with a Council member reciting the Lord's Prayer. Americans United wrote to the County Council in June 2008, and again in April 2009, asking the Council to stop opening its meeti ... Read »

LaRue v. Colorado Board of Education

Ongoing In March 2011, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to create a “Pilot Choice Scholarship Plan,” through which the Douglas County School District has authorized 500 students to use state, per-pupil educational funds that are earmarked for t ... Read »

Shapiro v. Browning

Closed The Florida Constitution prohibits the state from using taxpayer money to fund religious organizations or programs. During its 2011 session, the Florida legislature proposed an amendment to the Florida Constitution that not only would repeal this s ... Read »

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