University of the Cumberlands v. Pennybacker

Challenge to $10 million appropriation by the Kentucky General Assembly for construction of a pharmacy-school building on the campus of the religious institution University of the Cumberlands.

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

Anderson v. Town of Durham

Several towns in Maine do not operate their own high schools. Instead, they pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neighboring public schools. In the late 1990s, parents of religious-school students filed suits in state and federal court to challenge the exclusion of religious schools from the program. The courts concluded that payments to such schools would violate the Establishment Clause. Read more

Bagley v. Raymond School Department

Opposition to parents' challenge to Maine program that allowed towns without their own public schools to pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neighboring public schools, but not parochial schools.

Colorado Congress of Parents v. Owens

Challenge to a Colorado voucher program requiring school districts to make available to parents of under-performing students tuition payments to private schools, including religious schools.

Eulitt v. Maine Dep’t of Education

Opposition to parents' challenge to Maine program that allows towns that do not operate their own schools to pay tuition for students to attend nonreligious private schools or neigboring public schools, but not parochial schools.

Ford v. Browning

Challenge to proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that would have permitted voucher subsidies for religious private schools in Florida, and would have eliminated the Florida Constitution's language barring tax aid to religion.

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