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Ketanji Brown Jackson

Americans United Applauds Confirmation Of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson To U.S. Supreme Court

“We look to Justice Jackson to be a bulwark against the Court’s ultra-conservative majority, who seem set on redefining religious freedom as a sword to harm others instead of a shield to protect all of us," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser. "We deserve a Justice who will defend our country’s foundational principle of separation of religion and government like our democracy depends on it – because it does.”

Americans United: Broad And Diverse Coalition Supporting Students’ Religious Freedom Represented In Supreme Court Amicus Briefs In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

“Today, dozens of organizations and people that represent religious, education, sports, civil rights and religious freedom communities joined us in fighting to protect students’, and everyone’s, First Amendment rights,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “The diversity of this coalition demonstrates the widespread approval for the bedrock constitutional principle of church-state separation."


AU calls out leaked supreme court opinion overturning abortion rights as a religious extremist assault on our democracy

"The end of Roe is just the beginning. Next on the hit list are a broad array of protections for personal liberty."—Rachel Laser, AU's CEO and President

Read our statement here