Supreme Court Ruling For Religious School Vouchers Shifts Battle To States, Congress, Says Au

Despite Court Ruling, Voucher Schemes Will Still Face Major Hurdles, Says AU's Lynn

Today's Supreme Court decision upholding a Cleveland religious school voucher program shifts the battle over this issue from the courts to the state legislatures and Congress, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

"This battle is not over; it's just starting," said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, one of the organizations that brought the challenge to Cleveland's voucher program before the high court. "This is a sad day for religious liberty and public education in America, but it does not spell the end of either." Read more

House Approves Legislation To Sell Federal Land In Wyoming To Mormon Church

AU's Lynn Says Land Deal to Benefit One Religious Group is Unconstitutional

Americans United for Separation of Church and State criticized the House of Representatives for approving a bill that would require the federal government to sell over 900 acres of federal land in Wyoming to the Mormon Church. The measure passed on a voice vote this afternoon. Read more

Federal Court Stops Graduation Prayer At West Virginia High School

AU, ACLU of West Virginia Prevent Kanawha County from Promoting Religion at Official School Event

A federal judge in West Virginia has announced that a public school in St. Albans, West Virginia, may not include school-sponsored prayer as part of its graduation ceremony.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia filed suit this week, arguing that the school's plan to include worship as part of the commencement activities ran afoul of the First Amendment's separation of church and state. Read more