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.
September 23, 2010
CFI and the Council argued Arizona's tax breaks for donations to religious school scholarships violates the Establishment Clause
September 20, 2010
Justice Antonin Scalia announced his view that the Constitution does not bar discrimination against women, gays and lesbians.
September 13, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his opponent, Houston Mayor Bill White, have responded to questions on K-12 education.
August 23, 2010
A federal district judge ruled that all embryonic stem cell research is an illegal violation of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment.
August 17, 2010
The Marion, IL city council wants to install a Ten Commandments monument in the town square, "in God's will."
August 10, 2010
CFI joined 22 other advocacy groups in thanking Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson's resolution supporting sound education.
August 10, 2010
Critics say the elective class is an attempt to use public school resources to push religion.
August 4, 2010
Today's decision provides a refreshingly frank consideration of the religious motives behind the gay marriage ban.
August 3, 2010
The Livingston Parish School Board is considering whether to teach of creationism in public school science classrooms.
July 27, 2010
A fake news story provides comic relief for frustrated skeptics.
July 21, 2010
A new poll shows that more than 2/3rds of likely voters in Texas support reform of the state school board.
July 12, 2010
Despite the President's promises to protect scientific integrity, some report a culture of politics trumping science.
July 9, 2010
The Council's suit against state funding of sectarian prison drug rehabilitation programs may finally proceed to trial.
June 28, 2010
The Supreme Court ruled that religious student orgs that violate non-discrimination policies cannot demand public funding.
June 25, 2010
CFI urged the Committee to determine Kagan's views on taxpayer funding of religious orgs, exemptions from civil rights laws.
June 23, 2010
The US government could save $240 million - and improve biomedical research - by eliminating funding for alt med research.
June 15, 2010
Interested CFI supporters may follow closing arguments via live blogging; video cameras have been barred from the courtroom.
June 8, 2010
CFI argues that government funding of discredited acupuncture therapy lowers standards of care and degrades respect for science.
June 8, 2010
Some Pentacostal and Evangelical churches "exorcise demons" that "cause" homosexuality. Many who undergo exorcisms are minors.
June 3, 2010
Why climate scientists should refuse to engage global warming deniers in public debates.
May 17, 2010
The state board of education that removed Thomas Jefferson from US history books now seeks to erase the Wall of Separation.
May 6, 2010
George Alan Rekers, a longtime, prominent anti-gay activist, recently took a 10-day European vacation with a male escort.
April 29, 2010
A 5-4 conservative majority blessed a legislative scheme to maintain an eight-foot Christian cross in a federal park.
April 29, 2010
The Florida Supreme Court could hear the Council's case challenging government funding of sectarian social service providers.
April 26, 2010
Stephen Hawking says that humans should avoid, rather than seek extraterrestrial intelligence.
April 19, 2010
The Court is split on whether a religious student group has a right to public funds while excluding gays, non-Christians
April 15, 2010
US District Judge Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled that the "National Day of Prayer" violates the Establishment Clause.
April 13, 2010
Lawyers for Dawkins and Hitchens are exploring the possibility of prosecuting the Pope for crimes against humanity.
April 2, 2010
In Good Friday remarks, a senior priest compared the uproar over sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church to anti-Semitism.
March 25, 2010
Although the HRC approved a non-binding anti-blasphemy measure, criticism of the "defamation of religions" concept is growing.
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