Supreme Court

Today’s Supreme Court Case Threatens to Turn Nonreligious Americans into Second-Class Citizens

Washington, D.C.—October 6, 2020—Today at 11 am ET, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear livestreamed oral arguments in Tanzin v. Tanvir, a case that has received scant media attention but could have far-reaching consequences for church/state separation, warns the civil rights organization American Atheists....

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American Atheists’ Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Washington, D.C.—At a press conference today, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....

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Statement on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, D.C.—On Friday, September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States announced the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Justice Ginsburg was 87. American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Our nation has lost a champion…...

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American Atheists Urges Supreme Court Not to Impose Blasphemy Law, Warns of Deluge of Atheist Lawsuits

Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists, in an amicus brief for the upcoming Supreme Court case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, urged the Justices to refrain from restricting free speech and conjuring a de facto blasphemy law into existence from the bench....

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Little Sisters’ Supreme Court Case Could Grant Religious Groups Carte Blanche to Ignore the Law

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists joined other secular organizations in filing an amicus brief in the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania case, one of the most important religious exemption cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term....

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Atheists Urge Supreme Court to Protect Employees from Discriminatory Religious Organizations

Washington, D.C.—In an amicus brief filed today, American Atheists, the Center for Inquiry, and the American Humanist Association urged the Supreme Court to deny attempts by religious employers to ignore non-discrimination laws on the basis of their religion. ...

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Atheist Groups Issue Letter Opposing Kavanaugh Nomination

Washington, DC—Today, eighteen national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, humanists, and nontheistic Americans delivered a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court....

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Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

Washington, DC—Today, in a letter to the President, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2018. In response, American Atheists’ legal and policy director Alison Gill released the following statement: With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, President Trump has the opportunity to nominate…...

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