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February 25, 2020

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of the Humanist magazine.

If Religious Preference Is a Violation of the Constitution, What Are Humanists Doing about It?

“Does it violate the Religion Clauses or Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution to invalidate a generally available and...

February 3, 2020

The American Humanist Association's adjunct organization, the Humanist Legal Society, hosted a lunch event on Monday, January 13, 2020 in the National Press Club's First Amendment Lounge. A panel of three speakers including constitutional law professor Caroline Mala Corbin, Americans United for Separation of Church and...

October 8, 2019

This article originally appeared on TheHumanist.com.

Today, in what will surely be one of the most discussed days of the 2019 term, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in three cases concerning the scope of Title VII’s prohibition against workplace discrimination “because of the individual’s . . . sex.” (42 U.S....

June 20, 2019

For Immediate Release

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Sarah Henry, (202) 238-9088 ext. 105, shenry@americanhumanist.org

(Washington D.C., June 20, 2019) – The U.S. Supreme Court today reversed the earlier U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision in the ongoing Bladensburg cross litigation. The court will allow the Bladensburg cross...

June 14, 2019

Read Humanist Legal Society Vice President Caroline Mala Corbin's latest article in the Wake Forest Law Review. Click here to access this article.

March 21, 2019

NEW: The American Humanist Association's Denver chapter, Secular Hub, featured our recent event with Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart in their most recent podcast episode! Listen to host Jesse Gilbertson and Hub founder Becky Greben discuss the event in "Episode 41-All Rise".

On March 21, 2019, Humanist Legal...

March 18, 2019

This post originally appeared on TheHumanist.com.

This spring the Supreme Court will rule on the American Humanist Association’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a forty-foot Latin cross on public property in Bladensburg, Maryland, and conservatives are hoping that the court uses the case to revise longstand...

March 5, 2019

For Immediate Release

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David Niose, (202) 238-9088, dniose@americanhumanist.org

(Washington, D.C., March 5, 2019) -- The Humanist Legal Society has launched a new program linking its members to humanism-related continuing legal education (CLE) courses in partnership with the online learning center Humanist Learnin...

February 26, 2019

Asked whether the United States is a Christian nation, about half of Americans surveyed answer yes.1 The conclusion that America is a Christian nation is not descriptive but aspirational: over half of Americans believe that being Christian is either “very” or “somewhat” important to being a good American.  
Throug...

February 26, 2019

This post originally appeared on TheHumanist.com.

As I read pundits commenting on the Bladensburg cross lawsuit (Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association, which will be argued before the Supreme Court tomorrow) I sometimes wonder if we’re looking at the same cross. For many...

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