American Civil Liberties Union

“In November 1999, respondents American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky et al. sued the Counties in Federal District Court under Rev. Stat. § 1979, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and sought a preliminary injunction against maintaining the displays, which the ACLU charged were violations of the prohibition of religious establishment included in the First Amendment of the Constitution.” J. Souter, McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, 545 U.S. 844, 853 (2005).