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Kotterman v. Killian

Challenge to Arizona law authorizing tax credits for donations to organizations that provide scholarships for private school tuition, including that for parochial schools.

Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs Association v. Clarke

Challenge to practice of Milwaukee County Sheriff of inviting the Fellowship of Christian Centurions to make proselytizing presentations at mandatory meetings of the county's deputy sheriffs.

Bagley v. Raymond School Department

Opposition to parents' challenge to Maine program that allowed towns without their own public schools to pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neighboring public schools, but not parochial schools.

Anderson v. Town of Durham

Several towns in Maine do not operate their own high schools. Instead, they pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neighboring public schools. In the late 1990s, parents of religious-school students filed suits in state and federal court to challenge the exclusion of religious schools from the program. The courts concluded that payments to such schools would violate the Establishment Clause. Read more

Pelphrey v. Cobb County

Challenging by residents of county in Georgia to the practice by two County Commissions of opening meetings with sectarian prayers.

Turner v. Fredericksburg

Challenge by member of Fredericksburg City Council, in Virginia, to Council policy requiring prayer at beginning of meetings to be nonsectarian, on the ground that the policy violated his First Amendment and equal-protection rights.

Cooper v. U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service regularly contracts with private entities to operate postal units in areas where it is not economically feasible to run a traditional post office. In Manchester, Connecticut, the Postal Service contracted for operation of a post office by the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church. The Full Gospel postal unit included numerous religious displays, religious pamphlets and flyers, a missionary coin-donation jar, a stack of prayer cards, and a television displaying Church-related religious videos.  Read more

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