This post originally appeared on TheHumanist.com. This spring the Supreme Court will rule on the American Humanist Association’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a forty-foot Latin cross on public property in Bladensburg, Maryland, and conservatives are hoping that the court uses the case to revise longstanding church-state separation law. Jurisprudence surrounding the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, the constitutional basis for church-state separation, is
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Isabelle Oldfield, (202) 238-9088, firstname.lastname@example.org (Washington, D.C., March 11, 2019) – Attorneys at the American Humanist Association (AHA), in conjunction with secular and interfaith allies, have filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief at the First Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a lower court ruling that the City of Boston was correct in its decision to deny a request to fly the Christian Flag in front of City Hall.
For Immediate Release Contact: David Niose, (202) 238-9088, email@example.com (Washington, D.C., March 5, 2019) -- The Humanist Legal Society has launched a new program linking its members to humanism-related continuing legal education (CLE) courses in partnership with the online learning center Humanist Learning Systems. The first course, entitled “Ending Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace,” is available now via the Humanist Legal Society website. Through
This post originally appeared on TheHumanist.com. Scare tactics are an important weapon in the assault on church-state separation. This was on display in the American Humanist Association’s recent Supreme Court argument challenging the so-called Peace Cross, a forty-foot Latin cross towering over a traffic circle in the DC suburb of Bladensburg, Maryland. Defenders of the cross, which was originally dedicated to fallen soldiers of the First World War, repeatedly warned that a
For Immediate Release Contact: Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088, firstname.lastname@example.org (Washington D.C., March 1, 2019) – Attorneys at the American Humanist Association (AHA) have just filed an amicus, or friend-of-the-court, brief at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a lower court ruling that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ practice of barring nonreligious from offering invocations is discriminatory and unconstitutional. “When legislative bodies op