TX cheerleaders case drags on after school appeals

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with U.S. flagA legal battle over cheerleaders and their Bible verse banners continues in the courts but one attorney stresses it's about more than just paper and paint. 

Last week, the Kountze Independent School District (KISD) filed another petition to the Texas Supreme Court to ban high school football cheerleaders from displaying run-through banners that feature Bible verses.

That latest court action continues a six-year legal battle. First Liberty attorney Chelsey Youman says her organization helped the cheerleaders win an early victory in a federal appeals court.

"We won before at the Texas Supreme Court on one of the main issues and they sent it back down to the court of appeals," she recalls. "And now the school district is still trying to appeal the court of appeals order all the way up to the Texas Supreme Court again."

So that means a second appearance before the Texas high court, in a year's time, if they agree to hear the case, she tells OneNewsNow.

If the school district wins at the Texas Supreme Court, Youman says that means public schools will be able to censor their own students' speech.

"This really is a big-picture issue," she argues. "It's more than just about letting these cheerleaders make a banner. It's about censorship."

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