May 30, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Ayesha Khan of Americans United for Separation of Church and State discusses the contraceptive coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act and the current cases challenging the requirement ... On April 24, JURIST ran a column by Joseph LaRue of the Alliance Defending ...[read more]
January 10, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire (ACLU) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) on Wednesday challenged the constitutionality of a tuition tax-credit program designed to divert taxpayer money to private religious schools across the state. According to the ...[read more]
February 20, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnist Alex Luchenitser, Associate Legal Director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, says that despite the US constitutional tradition of separation between church and state, US courts lag far behind the UK after a recent decision banning prayers at town- ...[read more]
August 15, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
Ayesha Khan, Legal Director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, argues that the recent Fourth Circuit ruling on the constitutionality of prayers conducted at the opening of a legislative session is consistent with Fourth Circuit and Supreme Court precedent, despite the ...[read more]
November 11, 2009
by Matt Glenn
A judge for the US District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled Tuesday that license plates produced by the state bearing a picture of a cross in front of a stained glass window and the words I Believe violate the US Constitution. Judge Cameron Currie ruled that the I Be... ...[read more]
March 24, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Alex Luchenitser: Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an amendment to a Texas law that provides for a moment of silence in the public schools. The amendment changed the law by enumerating pray as one of the activities that students could engage in duri... ...[read more]
October 2, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Rob Boston: Several of the pastors who took part in the so-called Pulpit Freedom Sunday have been arguing that they have a free speech and freedom of religion right to endorse or oppose candidates from the pulpit. They do- but only if they give up their tax exemption first. Tax e... ...[read more]
December 10, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Mark Earley: The Eighth Circuit recently clarified the law surrounding government funding for faith-based services that address America's intractable social problems. Americans United for Separation of Church and State had challenged the state of Iowa's establishment of a voluntary fa... ...[read more]
December 5, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Alex Luchenitser: On December 3, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuitruled that the State of Iowa has violated the constitutional guaranteeof separation of church and state by providing tax-funded aid to areligious rehabilitation program operated in an Iowa priso... ...[read more]
December 3, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State et al. v. Prison Fellowship Ministries Inc. et al., United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, December 3, 2007. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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