Legal

Atheists Win Settlement After Suing Christian Nationalist Lawmaker

Little Rock, AR—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists announced a successful settlement against Christian nationalist Jason Rapert. This Arkansas state senator—who is also the president and founder of the Christian nationalist organization, National Association of Christian Lawmakers—discriminated against his atheist constituents and violated their freedom of speech. As part…...

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American Atheists Wins New Victory Against Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert As Case Heads to Trial

Little Rock, AR—Today, American Atheists celebrated the latest legal victory in its free-speech lawsuit against Christian nationalist Jason Rapert, an Arkansas state senator and failed lieutenant governor candidate....

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Supreme Court Okays Religious Proselytizing by Public School Staff

Washington D.C.—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists expressed shock and disgust at the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton to allow staff-led prayer in the public school system....

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American Atheists Denounces Supreme Court’s Decision Ending Constitutional Right to Abortion

Washington D.C. — Following the Supreme Court’s 6–3 decision in Dobbs v.  Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning almost 50 years of precedent protecting the constitutional right to abortion, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Despite knowing for almost two months that this day was coming, it is…...

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American Atheists Responds to Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Destroying Abortion Rights

Cranford, NJ — In response to reporting about a leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion by Justice Samuel Alito that would overturn Roe v. Wade, American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement: “If the Supreme Court overturns Roe, half of Americans will lose the basic right to make…...

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Supreme Court Opens Door to Christian Nationalist and KKK Flags on Government Flagpoles

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists expressed concern at the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Shurtleff v. Boston....

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Atheists to Supreme Court: Allowing Coach’s 50-Yard Line Prayers Threatens Free Speech Rights of All Americans

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists filed an amicus brief in Kennedy v. Bremerton, a Supreme Court case that could require public schools to allow teachers, staff, and coaches to engage in coercive prayers with students....

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American Atheists Wins Settlement for Harassed Nonreligious Student

Houston, TX—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists announced a successful settlement on behalf of a nonreligious student who was harassed, disciplined, and retaliated against for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance....

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