For the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether and to what extent the First Amendment requires a "ministerial exception" to the federal employment-discrimination laws. A teacher at a religious school filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fired after asserting her rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more
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Challenge to the denial of a fair opportunity to engage in religious services to an inmate by Texas prison officials in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.
Case concerning the availability of an attorney's fees award where a plaintiff in a civil rights case obtains a preliminary injunction.
Establishment Clause challenge to an Arizona statute allowing residents to direct part of their tax payments to organizations that provide scholarships to students.
Opposition to challenge to Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, a federal law protecting the rights of prison inmates to practice their religions.
Challenge by Brazilian church to the federal government's enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act as it pertains to "hoasca," a hallucinogenic herb that church members must ingest as part of their religious practice.
Challenge to a Ten Commandments monument donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles and placed on the grounds of the Texas Capitol building.
Challenge to Texas high school's policy of allowing student-led prayer at school football games.
Challenge by parent of elementary school student to inclusion of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Challenge to displays of the Ten Commandments in two Kentucky county courthouses.