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Government Wants To Keep Secrets In FBI Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has invoked state secrets rules to prevent information from being released in a lawsuit filed by Southern California Muslims who claim the FBI monitored their activities solely because of their religion... Read More

Muslim Man Sues Washington Employer For Firing Over Beard
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEATTLE - (AP) A Seattle-area Muslim man is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired as a security guard for refusing to shave the beard he wears for religious reasons. Abdulkadir Omar, 22, filed his federal lawsuit July 15 in Seattle against... Read More

Court Rules On Jehovah's Witnesses Case In Puerto Rico
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - (AP) A federal appeals court in the United States has ordered gated communities across Puerto Rico to grant access to Jehovah's Witnesses so they can engage in their First Amendment right to proselytize. The ruling comes nearly... Read More

JPL Worker Sues Over Intelligent Design Demotion
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PASADENA, Calif. – (AP) A Jet Propulsion Laboratory worker who passed out religious DVDs on the job is suing the JPL for discrimination after he was demoted. David Coppedge's lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles County says he was demoted... Read More

ACLU Sues Over Rhode Island School Prayer Banner
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (AP) The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of Cranston over a Christian prayer banner displayed in a high school auditorium. The ACLU announced the lawsuit Monday. It seeks monetary damages... Read More

Group Sues To Stop Texas Governor's Prayer Day
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

AUSTIN, Texas - (AP) A group of atheists and agnostics filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to stop an evangelical Christian prayer event next month that was proposed and is endorsed by Texas' governor. The Freedom from Religion Foundation... Read More

Supreme Court OKs Arizona's Tax Break For Private Schools
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A Supreme Court divided along ideological lines said Monday that ordinary taxpayers cannot challenge government programs that use tax breaks to direct money to religious activities. The court ruled 5-4 in favor of an Arizona scholarship... Read More

Man Claims Wrongful Firing From Turner's N.M. Ranch
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RATON, N.M. - (AP) A former wildlife manager for a northern New Mexico ranch owned by media mogul Ted Turner alleges he was wrongfully fired after a new general manager began pushing religion on employees. James Baker's complaint does not charge religious... Read More

Judge Tosses Attempt To Stop Texas Prayer Rally
Posted on 29 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop Gov. Rick Perry from sponsoring a national day of Christian prayer and fasting, ruling Thursday that the group of atheists and agnostics did not have legal standing to sue. U.S. District... Read More

Feds File Legal Brief In Support Of Tennessee Mosque
Posted on 19 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) Federal attorneys on Monday jumped into a court battle over the construction of a Tennessee mosque by offering legal proof that Islam is a recognized religion entitled to constitutional protection. U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin... Read More