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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 11, 2009

Religious Freedom and Holiday Displays in Clarksville

2017-03-28T06:53:51+00:00 November 11th, 2009|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When the City of Clarksville’s annual Christmas on the Cumberland Celebration appeared to be singling out a particular religious view for favorable treatment, city residents contacted ACLU-TN. Upon investigation, ACLU-TN [...]