Dec 12, 2017“By rejecting Roy Moore's skewed vision of our Constitution, the people of Alabama did the country a great service tonight," said Robert Boston, AU's interim executive director-communications. "Moore’s disdain for fundamental American values – from religious freedom to civil rights and equality to the rule of law – means he is a danger to our democracy. Our Constitution guarantees everyone has the right to believe or not and ensures that no one’s religious beliefs are favored."
Dec 08, 2017“As long as the Muslim ban remains in place, our country is cruelly separating families and signaling to Muslims that they are second-class citizens unworthy of equal treatment under law," said AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee. "Religious freedom is about fairness and equality for people of all faiths. There is nothing fair or equal about banning Muslims from the United States. We urge the court to once again strike down President Trump’s unconstitutional, un-American Muslim ban.”
Dec 04, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon ruled 7-2 to allow President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban to go into full effect while several legal challenges to it move through the courts.
Americans United is litigating one of the cases challenging the ban. The plaintiffs in the case, IAAB v. Trump, are represented by Americans United, Muslim Advocates and Covington & Burling LLP, in consultation with the National Iranian American Council.
Dec 01, 2017
Today, an amendment was included in the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” that would provide tax incentives to parents who educate their children in private religious schools by enabling them to receive a tax deduction on the cost of tuition.
The National Coalition for Public Education, a group co-chaired by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, issued the following statement:
Nov 22, 2017
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, joined by 13 religious and civil-rights organizations, today urged a federal appeals court to support religious freedom by affirming that a towering cross erected in the City of Pensacola’s Bayview Park is unconstitutional because it is a clear example of government endorsing religion.