Religion and the Schools

Less than one week after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its own landmark Title VII decision finding that the antidiscrimination statute prohibits discrimination against transgender or transitioning individuals even where an employer’s religious exercise may be substantially burdened.
Continue Reading Sixth Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Transgender and/or Transitioning Status

The issue of religious expression in the school setting is potentially facing another legal test in West Covina, California. The school district is being faced

Continue Reading School District Faced with Possible Lawsuit for Prohibiting Candy Canes with Religious Message

Setting up a constitutional showdown about the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, the Giles County School Board unanimously voted to return displays of
Continue Reading Virginia School Board Votes to Return Ten Commandments Displays to Schools

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, the New Hampshire state legislature passed the New Hampshire Patriot Act. While the Act provides
Continue Reading First Circuit Affirms That Recitation Of The Pledge Of Allegiance Is Not A Formal Religious Exercise

A federal district court in Wisconsin has ruled that a school district did not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by holding high

Continue Reading Graduation Ceremony Does Not Violate Establishment Clause: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin