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Advocate Healthcare Network and Subsidiaries v. Stapleton

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) regulates employee-benefit plans to protect the interests of employees who participate in these plans. To avoid undue governmental intrusion in church affairs, the Act provides an exemption for plans established by churches. Some non-church entities have begun to claim this exemption.

Does v. School District of Elmbrook

For nearly a 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 -- upon which graduation speakers addressed the audience and graduating seniors received their diplomas.

Books v. City of Elkhart

Challenge to placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the lawn of an Indiana city hall building.

Winkler v. Gates

Challenge to federal statute authorizing the Department of Defense to host the National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America, a religious organization, at a U.S. military base.

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.