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Atheists of Florida, Inc. v. City of Lakeland

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 invited Christian clergy typically delivered Christian prayers. After the plaintiffs complained in March 2010, the City expanded its list of invited clergy to include other denominations.  Read more

ACLU of Florida, Inc. v. Dixie County, Florida

Late in 2006, the Dixie County Commission allowed a local resident to install a five-foot, six-ton granite Ten Commandments monument on the steps of the county courthouse. The monument -- which has the phrase “LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS” chiseled into its base -- is the only object on the courthouse steps and is visible from the street. Read more

Pelphrey v. Cobb County

Challenge to practice by two Georgia county commissions of opening meetings with sectarian prayer.

Glassroth v. Moore

Challenge to Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court's placement of a Ten Commandments monument in the rotunda of the State Judicial Building.

King v. Richmond County

Challenge to seal used by the Superior Court of Richmond County, Georgia, which contains a reference to the Ten Commandments.

Chandler v. James

Challenge to Alabama's "Student-Initiated Prayer Statute" and other officially sponsored religious activities taking place in public schools.

Pelphrey v. Cobb County

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