Derek C. Araujo
Derek C. Araujo is Vice President and General Counsel of the Center for Inquiry, director of CFI's legal programs, and CFI's Representative to the United Nations. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in physics, and earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. During his college years, he was the founding President of the Campus Freethought Alliance (now CFI On Campus) and of the Harvard Secular Society.
The 1990s fear that background magnetic fields—hundreds of times weaker than Earth’s magnetic field—could cause cancer has been replaced.
June 8, 2011
Later this month I will leave CFI's employment to pursue graduate studies in physics. Thank you to my friends and colleagues for a wonderful four years.
May 9, 2011
Florida voters will weigh changes to the state constitution to allow government funding of religious institutions.
April 4, 2011
The Court's decision allows legislatures to circumvent the Establishment Clause by issuing tax credits instead of appropriations
March 26, 2011
In a welcome change, a UN HRC resolution on religious freedom makes no mention of the so-called "defamation of religions."
March 24, 2011
Join CFI in telling Wal-Mart: Stop Lying to your Customers about Homeopathy
March 16, 2011
CFI and the International Humanist and Ethical Union delivered a joint statement this week at the UN opposing blasphemy laws.
February 24, 2011
Please help persuade the President of Malawi to release the dozens of mostly elderly women accused of "witchcraft."
February 15, 2011
The New Mexico House of Representatives will consider a bill designed to gut teaching about evolution by natural selection.
February 2, 2011
CFI-San Francisco will participate in a mass "overdose" event to demonstrate that homeopathy simply does not work.
January 26, 2011
The UK may revise libel laws that have chilled scientific research and expression about fraud, human rights, and other issues.
January 14, 2011
Your Zodiac sign may have changed after Asrtonomers corrected for the precession of Earth's axis since Babylonian times.
January 11, 2011
House Republicans are threatening to gut the EPA's budget in a ploy to prevent regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
January 4, 2011
The Republican Leadership has appointed climate science deniers to the chairmanships of several important House committees.
January 4, 2011
Police say Governor Salman Taseer was murdered because of his vocal opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy law.
December 18, 2010
After more than a year of delays, the Obama administration finally issued guidelines for protecting scientific integrity.
December 8, 2010
The new House leadership wants laypersons, not trained experts, to judge the worth of scientific research projects.
December 2, 2010
The office of incoming House speaker John Boehner says Republicans will scrap the House Select Committee on Energy Independence.
November 30, 2010
Craig Scarberry says an Indiana court stripped him of joint custody of his three children because he became an agnostic.
November 19, 2010
After voting against sexual orientation protection, the UN will consider a resolution against "defamation of religions."
November 17, 2010
The President issued an executive order preserving Bush's policy of allowing hiring discrimination in Faith-Based Initiatives.
November 16, 2010
The new House leadership promises to halt climate change legislation and investigate climate scientists for alleged wrongdoing.
November 10, 2010
Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), candidate for chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, says God promised no major climate change.
November 3, 2010
Iowa voters ousted three state supreme court judges for making Iowa the first Midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage.
October 26, 2010
The scientific community as a whole should speak out about wasteful spending on junk medical treatments.
October 15, 2010
Pending legislation would allow secular officiants to perform marriages in Washington, DC as public notaries.
October 12, 2010
A federal judge today issued a worldwide injunction against the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
October 8, 2010
CFI submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in their case challenging the Day of Prayer.
October 5, 2010
Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Roberts and Breyer were present for Archbishop Di Noia's politically-charged "Red Mass"
September 28, 2010
The Pew Forum found that atheists, agnostics scored highest on a basic religion test, along with Jews and Mormons.
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