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Current Cases

Health and Human Services Mandate Challenge

    Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell

   Ave Maria University v. Burwell

   Colorado Christian University v. Burwell

   Houston Baptist University & East Texas Baptist University v. Burwell

   EWTN v. Burwell

   Guidestone v. Burwell

   Wheaton College v. Burwell

Heffernen v. Paterson (Supreme Court – Freedom of Assembly)

Holt v. Hobbs (Supreme Court RLUIPA case)

Slockish v. U.S. Federal Highway Administration (Oregon – Sacred Native American lands)

Stormans v. Wiesman (Formerly Stormans v. Selecky) (Washington – Pharmacist conscience rights)

Central Rabbinical Congress et al. v. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (New York – Regulation of circumcision practices)

Oliver v. Hofmeister (Related to Jenks v. Spry) (2015 – Present)

Moussazadeh v. Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Jewish prisoner denied kosher food)

Douglas County School District v. Larue (Colorado – discriminatory Blaine Amendments)

McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Jewell (Texas – Native American right to eagle feathers)

Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley (Missouri – Shredded tires for children’s playground)

Simratpal Singh v. Carter

U.S. v. Sterling 

U.S. v. Florida (Florida – Kosher prison meals)

Past Cases

ACLU-NJ v. Schundler (1998-1999)

ACLU-NJ v. Township of Wall (1999-2001)

Agostini v. Felton (1997)

Albanian Associated Fund v. Township of Wayne, NJ (2006)

Amandeep Singh v. Greenburgh Central School District (2005)

American Atheists v. Duncan, Utah (2005 – 2011)

American Atheists v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (2011-2014) (Ground Zero Cross)

Americans United for Separation of Church and State v. Prison Fellowship Ministries, Iowa (2006 – 2007)

Anonymous Iranian Christian Family (2000-2005)

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn (1997-2011)

Atheists of Florida v. City of Lakeland (2012-2013)

Bauchman v. West High School (1997)

Bear Lodge Multiple Use Association v. Babbitt and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Wyoming, (1998)

Belmont Abbey College v. Burwell (2011-2014)

Benning v. Georgia (2004-2005)

Bethel World Outreach Church v. Montgomery County (2011-2013)
(Maryland – church property rights)

Big Sky Colony v. Montana Dept. of Labor and Industry (2009-2013)
(Montana – Hutterite colony)

The Boise Rescue Mission (2009-2011)
(Idaho – Ministering to homeless in a religious atmosphere)

Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000)

Bronx Household of Faith v. The Board of Education of the City of New York (2011)

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2012-2014)

Calvary Assembly of God, Wisconsin (2008)

Calvary Chapel O’Hare v. Village of Franklin Park, Ill. (1998-2003)

Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut, Inc. and Pong Me v. Town of Newton Planning and Zoning Commission, Connecticut (2006)

Castle Hills First Baptist Church v. City of Castle Hills (2001-2008)

Centennial Baptist Church v. City of Sand Springs, Oklahoma (2006-2008)

Center for Inquiry v. Jones (Florida – Prison ministry, Blaine Amendment)

Chi Alpha v. Cal State (2014 – 2015) (California- Student group discrimination)
Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (2010)

Church of Christ in Hollywood v. Lady Cage-Barile (2002)

Church of Our Savior v. City of Jacksonville Beach (2014-2015)

C.L.U.B. v. City of Chicago, Illinois (2000-03)

Congregation Kol Ami v. Abington Township (1999-2005)

Cotton v. Florida Department of Corrections (2000-2003)

Cottonwood Christian Center v. City of Cypress (2000-2003)

Creatore v. Trumbull (1994-1999)

Cutter v. Wilkinson (2004)

Darling v. Bakersfield School District (2006)

EEOC v. Abercrombie (2011-2015) (Supreme Court – religious discrimination in the workplace)

EEOC v. Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School (2010-2012) (Michigan – 9-0 Supreme Court ruling on ministerial exemption)

Elane Photography (2009-2014) (New Mexico – Photographer conscience rights)

Elijah Group v. City of Leon Valley (2010-2012) (Texas – Church property rights, RLUIPA)

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow (2003)

Elmbrook School District v. Doe (2012-2014)

Elsinore Christian Center v. City of Lake Elsinore (2003-2007) 

Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Newark, New Jersey (1998-1999)

Freedom Baptist Church v. Township of Middletown (2000-2002)

Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Lew (2011-2014) (Parsonage Exemption Case)

Gallart v. City of Frederick and Frederick Presbyterian Church (2001-2003)

Ganulin v. U.S. (1998-1999)

Gonzales v. O Centro Spirita (2005)

Good News Club v. Milford Central School (2000)

Greater Bible Way Temple of Jackson et al. v. City of Jackson (2007)

Greenwood Community Church v. City of Greenwood (1997-2002)

Guzzi v. Thompson, Massachusetts (2008)

Hale O Kaula v. County of Maui, Hawai’i, (2001-2005)

Haven Shores Community Church v. City of Grand Haven, Mich. (2000)

Hindu Temple Society of North America v. New York Supreme Court, NY (2004-2008)

Hinrichs v. Bosma (2006-2007)

Islamic Center of Murfreesboro v. Rutherford County (2012-2014) (Tennessee)

Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Koskinen (2013-2014) (Holy Cross Anglican Church)

Freedom From Religion Foundation vs. Weber (Montana –  Jesus war memorial honoring fallen comrades)

Hood v. Medford Township Board of Education (1999-2000)

Jasvir Singh v. France, Bikramjit Singh v. France (2004-2009)

Jenks v. Spry (Kimery v. Broken Arrow Public Schools) (2011-2012) (Oklahoma – Disabled children’s scholarship, BLAINE Amendment)

Kelo v. New London (2005)

Lighthouse Institute v. City of Long Branch (2000-2008)

Living Faith Ministries v. Camden County Improvement Authority (2005)

Living Water Church of God (dba Okemo Christian Center) v. Township of Meridian (2005)

Living Waters Bible Church v. Town of Enfield (2001-2002)

Lt. Ryan Berry v. USAF (1999)

Matter of Congregation Kol Shafar (2006)

McCreary v. ACLU (2005)

Merced v. Euless (2009)

McCullen v. Coakley (2000-2014)

Meredith v. Daniels (2012-2013) (Indiana – discriminatory Blaine Amendments)

Michele Curay-Cramer v. Ursuline Academy, et al., Delaware (2003-2007)

Missionaries of Charity v. City of Los Angeles (2001-2002)

Mitchell v. Helms (1999-2000)

Morr-Fitz v. Blagojevich (Illinois – Pharmacist conscience rights)

Moss v. Spartanburg County School District No. 7 (2009-2012)

Negusie v. Michael Mukasey, Louisiana (2008)

Newdow v. The Congress of the United States (2013-2014) (Protecting “In God We Trust”)

Norwood v. Gamble (2005)

Odgaard v. Iowa (2013-2014) (Iowa forces participation in religious ceremony)

Pleasant Grove v. Summum (2005)

The Pledge of Allegiance Cases

American Humanist Association v. Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District (New Jersey, 2014-2015)

Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (Massachusetts, 2011-2014)

Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Hanover School District (New Hampshire, 2007-2011)

Newdow v. Rio Linda Union School District (California, 2005-2010)

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow (California, 2000-2004)

Pine Hill Zendo Inc. v. Town of Bedford Zoning Board of Appeals (2001)

Reed v. Town of Gilbert  (Supreme Court – religious speech for houses of worship)

Refuge Temple Ministries v. City of Forest Park (2000)

Rich v. Buss (2010-2014)

Richardson Matter (2005)

Rigdon v. Perry (1997)

Rocky Mountain Christian Church v. Boulder County, Colorado, (2004-2011)

Romeike v. Holder, Tennessee, (2010)

Sac and Fox Nation v. Borough of Jim Thorpe (Supreme Court – Native American burial ceremonies)

Salazar vs. Buono (2009)

Smith v. Haley (2001-2008)

Stark v. Independent School District (1995-1997)

Tagore v. Dept. of Homeland Security (2010-2014) (Texas – Sikh’s right to wear a kirpan)

Temple B’nai Sholom v. City of Huntsville, Alabama (2000-2003)

Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington D.C. v. District of Columbia Historical Preservation Review Board (2008-2011)

Tommy DeForest, Cullman, Alabama (2007)

Tong v. Chicago Park District (2004)

Town of Foxfield v. Archdiocese of Denver (2002-2007)

Town of Greece v. Galloway (2013-2014) (New York – Supreme Court legislative prayer case)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron v. City of Fairlawn, Ohio (2000-2001)

Van Orden v. Perry (2005)

Vermont Department of Corrections restrictions on religious prisoners, Vermont (2007)

Ward v. Wilbanks (2012) (Michigan – Graduate counseling student’s conscience rights)

Welch v. Cobb County (2000)

Wirzburger v. Galvin (1998-2006)

Yoder v. Morristown (2006-2013) (2008-2012)

Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris (2001)