Free Speech or Free Exercise of Religion (Non-Employment)

Dobrich v. Walls, 380 F.Supp.2d 366 (D.Del. 2005) (holding that school board members are immune from individual liability for praying before board meetings).

Liberty University v. The National Collegiate Athletic Association, C.A. No. 95-0046-L (W.D.Va. Sept. 1, 1995) (successful federal action rescinding ban by the NCAA of prayer on the field during football games).

Lt. Col. Martha McSally v. Donald Rumsfeld, C.A. No. 01-2481 (D.D.C. Dec. 3, 2001) (action against the Secretary of Defense to enjoin the requirement that female military personnel wear the burqua when serving in Saudi Arabia).

O’Brien v. D.C. Armory Board, C.A. No. 94-1402-SSH (D.D.C. June 27, 1994) (temporary restraining order enjoining the World Cup 1994 from interfering with the display of political signs at World Cup soccer finals in a public stadium).

Presbytery of New Jersey v. Florio, 40 F.3d 1454 (3d Cir. 1994) (claim that state law unconstitutionally infringed on First Amendment rights of Pastor and Church).

Rappa v. State of Delaware, 18 F.3d 1043 (3d Cir. 1994)
(First Amendment free speech case in which an entire chapter of the Delaware Code was invalidated for infringing political speech).

Aubrey v. City of Cincinnati, 815 F.Supp. 1100 (S.D. Ohio 1992); Aubrey v. Cincinnati Reds, 841 F.Supp. 229 (S.D. Ohio 1993) (cases to enjoin interference with free speech at the World Series).

Walter v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, C.A. No. 9104370 (D.N.J. August 12, 1992) (federal injunctive and compensatory relief for violation of the right to distribute religious literature in a public forum).

Thate v. D.C. Armory Board, 804 F.Supp. 373 (D.D.C. 1992) (action to enjoin interference with free speech at an NFL game).

May v. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., 787 F.2d 1105 (7th Cir. 1986) (viewpoint discrimination against religious speech).

Wood v. Pursey, C.A. No. 81-C-1282 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 29, 1981) (federal consent judgment limiting the right of the State to license a religious nursing home for the retarded and to inspect it in areas beyond health and safety).

Walker v. First Orthodox Presbyterian Church of San Francisco, 1980 WL 4657 (Cal.Super. 1980) (successful action holding that a city code violated the Free Exercise Clause and infringed upon the rights of a local church and its members to freely exercise their religious beliefs).

Keegan v. University of Delaware, 349 A.2d 14 (Del.Supr. 1975)
(successful action to force public university to allow students to use common areas of dormitories for religious worship).