Friday, June 3, 2011

Texas Attorney General Has Fifth U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals Overturn Prayer At Graduation Ruling.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
June 3, 2011
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Statement by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
"It should not be illegal for students to say a prayer at a graduation ceremony. Now, the federal court of appeals agrees.

A misguided attempt to prevent graduating seniors from exercising their First Amendment rights has been thwarted--and the Medina Valley High School Class of 2011's graduation speakers will no longer suffer from court-ordered censorship.

Today, a federal appeals court reversed an order by a lower court that unconstitutionally prohibited students from offering prayers during graduation ceremonies. Under a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the district judge's injunction has been dissolved and all students' First Amendment rights have been protected."

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