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The (November and) December Dilemma: Holiday Guidelines for Public Schools and Public Spaces

Hanukkah starts early this year! As the winter holidays approach, school administrators and teachers face the challenge of planning holiday programs and activities within and outside the classroom that demonstrate a respect for students of all faiths and religious beliefs. Civic officials similarly may face difficult questions about the placement of religious displays on public property. While acknowledging the December

A National Strategy to Counter Domestic Terrorism

On January 6th, Americans watched as an insurrection fueled by violent conspiracy theories and white supremacy gripped the nation and attacked our democracy. Unfortunately, this type of domestic terrorism threat was not a surprise; it is a threat the Anti-Defamation League has been warning about for many years – one ADL warned law enforcement about immediately before the tragic events

Colorado, Wyoming legislatures tackle hate crimes

  The end of Colorado’s 2021 legislative session last week and the beginning of Wyoming’s interim legislative session this week elevated the urgency of addressing hate crimes in the region. In the final three weeks of the Colorado legislative session lawmakers introduced a bill to update two statutes related to bias-motivated crimes and harassment in Colorado. The legislation, Senate Bill

ADL Joins in Friend of the Court Briefs Related to COVID-19 Restrictions

ADL has joined with Americans United for Separation of Church and State and other organizations in three amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs filed in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. These briefs defend against challenges by religious organizations to restrictions imposed by the Governors of Colorado and New Mexico designed to protect people from COVID-19. Governors in these states have