Over the years there are numerous, sometimes rancorous and emotionally-charged attacks on the First Amendment's guarantee of a wall of separation between church and state. Because there are thankfully many national-level organizations devoted to protecting the First Amendment from these many challenges, most having a wealth of information on their respective websites, AUSA will not attempt here to duplicate their efforts. Our goal is rather to bring attention to those issues that are more local, regional or statewide in scope, while occasionally spotlighting significant or landmark national developments.
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