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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.

27 10, 2014

Free Speech, Social Media and Williamson County Schools

2017-03-28T06:53:45+00:00 October 27th, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

In September 2014, ACLU-TN joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to oppose a Williamson County Board of Education (WCBE) policy that regulates off-campus speech on social media and allows [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

10 09, 2008

Drug Testing and Student Privacy in Roane County

2016-07-11T15:53:32+00:00 September 10th, 2008|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , |

ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: Gerald Gulley and Chris Oldham of Gulley and Oldham David Higgins’ daughter, a Roane County student, was subjected to eight “random” drug tests without cause over the [...]

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, [...]