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University of Wisconsin v. Southworth

Lawsuit involving challenge by religious students to the University of Wisconsin's student fee system which they alleged required them to pay for activities of student clubs with whose social positions they disagreed.

Locke v. Davey

Opposition to a challenge to a Washington statute providing that students majoring in theology are ineligible for a state-funded university scholarship program.

Mitchell v. Helms

Challenge to statute under which the federal government distributes funds to state and local government agencies, which in turn lend educational materials and equipment to public and private schools, including religious schools.

Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation

Challenge by taxpayers to conferences, held as part of President George W. Bush's "Faith-Based and Community Initiatives" program, to assist religious organizations in applying for and receiving federal grants.

Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

Challenge to Ohio voucher program that authorized payment of tuition costs for children in Cleveland to attend private schools, including sectarian schools.

Hibbs v. Winn

Challenge to Arizona law authorizing tax credits for scholarships for private religious education.

Salazar v. Buono

In 1934, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars put a Latin cross atop a roadside rocky outcropping on federal land in the Mojave National Preserve. That cross and several replacements were destroyed; each time, a private party replaced it. In 1999, the National Park Service refused a request to place a Buddhist stupa near the cross. After the ACLU threatened litigation and the Park Service decided to remove the cross, Congress prohibited use of federal funds to remove the cross.  Read more

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