With help from the ACLU (before there was an Appignani Humanist Legal Center
), I engaged in an eight-year battle, beginning with a run for governor as the "candidate without a prayer," which eventually led to a South Carolina Supreme Court victory that nullified the anti-atheist clause in our constitution.
Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Ga., has been accused by the American Humanist Association Appignani Humanist Legal Center
(AHA) of allowing "the school's football coaches ...
"Beyond church-state separation, if you name almost any issue--education, women's rights, social justice, climate, militarism--you will see Trump appointments and policy positions that are very much contrary to what we think of as humanist values," says David Niose, legal director of the AHA's Appignani Humanist Legal Center
"It is clear that these assemblies are put on by the school itself," said William Burgess, legal coordinator of the AHA's Appignani Humanist Legal Center
. "They were staged in a school room, during the school day and the school sent an email to teachers telling them that students were required to attend."
"There is very little case law that precedes this," said Bill Burgess, director of the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center
, which is representing the plaintiffs.
And the Appignani Humanist Legal Center
intends to file a friend of the court brief in support of the positions that the Christian cross is an exclusively religious symbol and the state of Utah endorsed religion and violated the First Amendment by permitting the crosses to be erected on public property.
from Harvard University, formerly served as Legal Coordinator of the Appignani Humanist Legal Center
from Harvard University and is the legal coordinator for the Appignani Humanist Legal Center
in Washington DC.