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Victory for Bible Club in NY

By CeCe Heil1397230610000

This week the ACLJ aided a New York high school student start up an after-school, student-led Bible study club. A senior at a high school in Amsterdam, NY, received approval from her principal to begin the after-school club, but on the day the club was to begin, the school superintendent informed the student that the club needed an insurance policy to use school facilities after hours. However, other student-led clubs were not required to obtain an insurance policy.

In response to the student’s parent’s request for help, the ACLJ provided information about the relevant legal principals regarding religious clubs’ access to school facilities and that the Bible club must be given the same privileges as any other student-led club. If other student-led clubs are not required to obtain insurance policies, this senior should not be required to obtain one for the Bible club. Upon receiving this information, the school allowed the student to start up her after-school Bible study club. We are pleased with this outcome and are committed to helping protect religious liberty in public schools.

The Battle Continues for Equal Access

By Walter M. Weber1427752645381

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued an order declining, without explanation, to review the case of Bronx Household of Faith v. The Board of Education of the City of New York . This denial puts an unfortunate end to a more-than-decade long battle between a New York City church and the city’s...

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The Constant Defense Against Tyranny

By Edward White1427310374782

An ever-growing federal government seeks to control the populace. That is the nature of the beast. Those in power want more power. They want no opposition. As Thomas Jefferson stated, “History has informed us that bodies of men, as well as individuals, are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny.” And...

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Defending Rights for the Discriminated

By Carly F. Gammill1427120936000

Last year we filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brandon Jenkins, a student who was denied admission to the Radiation Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (a public college) after he expressed a religious viewpoint during the program’s admissions process. Because Mr. Jenkins had...

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Victory For Religious Organization

By ACLJ.org1423158535092

Today, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion in favor of our client, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA (IVCF), upholding a religious organization’s First Amendment right to select ministers and spiritual leaders free from governmental inference. The decision is a huge victory for religious...

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