Americans United and Southern Poverty Law Center Explain Church-State Problems of Trump’s Muslim Ban in Brief to Appeals Court

Advocacy Groups Say Executive Order Violates Religious Freedom Rights

President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries is effectively a Muslim ban and should immediately be put on hold, according to a legal brief filed today by Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Americans United Files Brief In Washington State Lawsuit Challenging Trump ‘Muslim Ban’

Attorneys With Watchdog Group Travel To Seattle For Court Hearing Today

President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom rights and should be put on hold, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Attorneys with Americans United yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, State of Washington and State of Minnesota v. Trump. They also traveled to Seattle for a hearing on the matter today.

Senate Should Reject Gorsuch Nomination To Supreme Court, Says Americans United

Watchdog Group Says Nominee’s Views On Religious Freedom Are Too Extreme

Neil Gorsuch’s extreme views on separation of church and state make him unfit for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Gorsuch, currently a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the high court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of 2016.

Americans United says Gorsuch is the wrong person for this important job.

Trump Executive Order On Refugees and Immigrants Undercuts America’s Tradition Of Religious Freedom, Says Americans United

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today denounced an executive order issued by President Donald J. Trump that has the effect of shutting down our borders to refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority nations.

“President Trump just acted to fulfill his promise to ban Muslim refugees and immigrants,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “He has abandoned our nation’s commitment to religious freedom, and he’s turning away those seeking safe harbor and a better life. This action is fundamentally un-American.” 

Americans United Announces Support For Jan. 21 Women’s March In Washington, D.C.

Church-State Watchdog Opposes Religious Right Efforts To Restrict Women’s Rights

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today announced that it will be one of the partners supporting the Women’s March on Washington.

The Jan. 21 event will make a stand to remind the nation – and the world – that women’s rights are human rights. Participants will speak out against the rising tide of divisive rhetoric, much of it aimed at vulnerable communities, that marred the recent election season.

Americans United Launches Student Essay Contest On Church-State Separation

Religious Liberty Watchdog Invites High School Students To Consider Religious Freedom In Public Schools

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has launched its second annual essay contest that invites high school students to address church-state separation issues that frequently occur in public schools.

DeVos Appointment An ‘Insult To Public Education,’ Says Americans United

Trump Pick To Run Education Department Has Long Focused On Transferring Taxpayer Money From Public Schools To Private Ones

President-elect Donald J. Trump has named Betsy DeVos, chair of the Alliance for School Choice, a group that promotes private school vouchers, to serve as Secretary of Education. Having the Department of Education run by a secretary who has devoted her career to privatizing public education is greatly troubling, says Americans United.

Americans United Applauds Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore’s Suspension For Defying Marriage Equality Ruling

Moore Found Guilty Of Ethics Violations, Barred For Remainder Of Term Without Pay

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is rightly suspended without pay for the remainder of his term, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

In a decision issued just one day after Moore’s ethics trial, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary punished the state’s top jurist for his attempts to undermine the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Victory: Americans United, Allies Obtain Ruling Permanently Enjoining Nevada Voucher Program

State Supreme Court Freezes Funding For Massive ‘School Choice’ Scheme

The Nevada Supreme Court was correct to permanently block funding for a massive statewide school voucher program, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.

In two cases decided today, the Nevada high court struck down S.B. 302, the law that created a voucher program to divert taxpayer dollars from public schools to private schools.

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