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Posts tagged ‘ACLU’

 

Separation of Church and State: Where Exactly is the Line?

Statue of Moses bearing the 10 Commandments in a courtroom.

August 2nd, 2016

The First Amendment of the United States constitution effectively gave us the separation of church and state that we know today. The First Amendment contains two cornerstone clauses by which the founding fathers emphasized this separation. The Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause prevent Congress from prohibiting the exercise or the regulation of religion. Read More


Superior Court of New Jersey Cites Separation of Church and State, Precludes Religious Schools From Receiving State Grants

St Giles Organ in St Giles Cathedral

June 10th, 2016

On May 26, 2016, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, citing separation of church and state, held that two religious institutions may not receive their allotted $11 million in state grants. The Court’s holding stems from a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) in 2013.  The ACLU-NJ Read More


ACLU Threatens High School With Lawsuit Over Location of Graduation Ceremony

ACLU threatens High School Administration Over Location of Graduation Ceremony

July 18th, 2011

Civil liberties watchdog group claims hosting ceremonies in a church-owned property crosses the line dividing church and state Neptune High School of Ocean Grove, NJ has hosted their graduation ceremony in the 6500-seat Great Auditorium for over seven decades. The Great Auditorium, which was built in 1894, is Ocean Grove’s largest venue and can fit Read More