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9 07, 2015

Religious Freedom in Public Schools

2016-07-07T11:41:03+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |

Religious freedom in public schools is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains students' religious freedom rights in public schools.

10 03, 2015

Protecting Student from Choosing Between Religion and Scholarship

2017-03-28T06:53:45+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When a Washington County high school student was told that attending a religious worship service would jeopardize his chance to apply for a Tennessee Promise scholarship, ACLU-TN stepped in to [...]

1 10, 2014

Smith v. Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners

2017-03-28T06:53:47+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Case No. 13-5957 (U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Knoxville, Judge Phillips) Plaintiff: Steve B. Smith Plaintiff-Appellees: David Kucera; Vickie F. Fogerty After a budget shortfall, the Jefferson County school board [...]

21 08, 2014

ACLU-TN Protects Student’s Right to Read the Bible at Cannon County Afterschool Program

2016-07-07T16:08:17+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

ACLU-TN sent a letter to the Cannon County REACH after-school program explaining students' constitutional right to read religious texts of their own volition during free-reading periods.

1 03, 2012

Haywood High School Principal Proselytizes, Makes Anti-LGBT Remarks

2016-07-11T11:26:51+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cooperating Attorneys: Amanda C. Goad, Staff Attorney for ACLU LGBT Project ; Heather L. Weaver, Staff Attorney for ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief; Galen Sherwin, Staff Attorney [...]

7 12, 2011

Sumner County Board of Education Ends Endorsement of Religion in Schools

2017-03-28T06:53:48+00:00 December 7th, 2011|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ACLU-TN Concerns Addressed in Settlement Agreement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2011 CONTACT: Hedy Weinberg, ACLU of Tennessee, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The Sumner County Board of Education voted last [...]

2 05, 2011

ACLU-TN v. Sumner County Board of Education

2017-03-28T06:53:49+00:00 May 2nd, 2011|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(Case No. 3:11-cv-00408, U.S. District Court, Middle District, Nashville, Judge Sharpe) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: George Barrett and Scott P. Tift of Barrett Johnston. Plaintiffs: ACLU-TN, Jane Doe as the Natural [...]

16 11, 2009

Doe, et. al. v. Cheatham County Board of Education, et al.

2016-07-11T15:07:00+00:00 November 16th, 2009|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

(No. 3:09-cv-01099,U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Judge Robert Echols) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: George Barrett and Doug Johnston, Barrett, Johnston & Parsley; Joseph Kelly and William Helou, [...]

27 09, 2006

John and Jane Doe v. Wilson County School System

2016-07-11T16:01:15+00:00 September 27th, 2006|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , |

(No. 3:06-0924, United State District Court of Middle Tennessee, Nashville Division, Judge Robert Echols) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorney: Edmund J. Schmidt, III, Law Offices of David Randolph Smith& Edmund J. Schmidt, [...]