Posts Tagged ‘student religious liberty’
Court agrees Texas district can transfer Andrea Hernandez to another school, saying electronic-tracking badge requirement ‘has an incidental effect, if any, on [her] religious beliefs.’
Andrea Hernandez and her family view the microchip embedded in her school’s new ID cards as a ‘mark of the beast’ and sacrilege to their Christian faith.
Tampa Bay Times: U.S. magistrate judge rules that denying a fourth-grader permission to hand out invitations to an Easter-egg hunt violated his First Amendment rights.
As classes get under way, students across America will form religious clubs, pray together in their free time, and in many other ways belie the myth of the ‘godless public schools.’
Nobody wants gangs roaming schools, but sweeping bans on students’ religious symbols are wrong unless there’s strong evidence that wearing one would very likely cause serious disruption.
Federal court finds New York state public school had a legitimate purpose in preventing class co-president from ending her speech with a religious blessing.
Attorney tells 11th Circuit judges that Georgia university threatened to expel Jennifer Keeton because of her views on homosexuality.
Judges say California high school instructor is protected from lawsuit because he had a reasonable belief that such comments were acceptable in an advanced-placement class.
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t hear an appeal of a lower court decision to grant a Catholic student group funding from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The decision by the high court effectively ends UW-Madison’s appeal process. The university has argued that its funding of Badger Catholic’s religious activities is a violation [...]
HELENA, Mont. — A Butte High School valedictorian was unconstitutionally banned from speaking at her graduation because she refused to remove the words “God” and “Christ” from her speech, the Montana Supreme Court ruled late last week.
The court on Nov. 19 ruled 6-1 in Griffith v. Butte School Dist. No. 1 that school officials violated [...]
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A group of young people and adults gathered and said a prayer before the start of a high school football game in southeastern Tennessee on Oct. 29 despite a ban on using loudspeakers to lead the event.
A Soddy-Daisy police officer escorted a group of people assembled in front of the stands onto [...]
MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that the University of Wisconsin-Madison must pay for student activities involving prayer, worship and religious counseling.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 yesterday that the university's policy of turning down funding requests from student groups for such activities violates their [...]
Just when I think religious liberty is alive and well in public schools, a school district does something bizarre to give the First Amendment a bad name.
The latest poster-case for misbegotten efforts to turn public schools into religion-free zones comes out of Everett, Wash., where school officials barred students from playing an instrumental version of [...]
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Yellowstone County District judge has ruled that a former Butte High School student's free-speech rights were not violated when she was barred from speaking at her 2008 graduation after refusing to remove religious references from her speech.
Renee Griffith sued Butte School District No. 1 in April 2009, saying Superintendent Charles Uggetti [...]