Sep 15, 2011

In May 1998, AU, along with the American Jewish Congress and the Anti-Defamation League, filed an amicus brief in support of a federal district court decision upholding a teacher’s decision to bar a first grade student from reading a Bible story to his classmates. The brief argued that public schools have an obligation to ensure that students are not subjected to religious readings and other religious activity when they are effectively a captive audience. The Third Circuit summarily affirmed the district court’s decision in 1998, and it reaffirmed the decision en banc in 2000.