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Sep 28, 2011 18:21
Category: Religious News

Religious Students - Lawsuit

     DALLAS (AP) - A federal appeals court says two Dallas-area
elementary school principals are immune from liability for stopping
students from handing out Christian candy cane pens and other
on-campus religious expressions.
     The full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans agreed
that Plano school principals Lynn Swanson and Jackie Bomchill had
qualified immunity from liability.
     However, a fragmented court apparently reached no consensus on
whether the children's free-speech rights were violated - or even
had free-speech rights to begin with.
     Four families with students in Plano schools sued in 2004,
claiming their children had been banned from handing out pencils
saying "Jesus is the reason for the season," candy canes with
cards describing their Christian origin, and other religious
materials.