TX cheerleaders case drags on after school appeals

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
 | 
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."

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Why does the Left have a habit of labeling women who vote conservative as somehow uninformed, ignorant, or 'unsisterly'?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border
Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker's naming as acting AG
  Trump ally Kevin McCarthy selected to lead House GOP
  Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count
Overheating machines complicate Florida’s recount battle
N. California fires death toll now at 48; many still missing
Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

LATEST FROM THE WEB

College library: Thanksgiving a '#NationalDayofMourning'
Sharpton: Trump has 'declared war' on minorities
After Thousand Oaks, it's time to dethrone the mental-health 'experts'
Another bad police shooting raises hard questions about police restraint
U. Wisconsin panel: Schedules, deadlines interfere with Native students’ concept of time

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Court sides with fireman fired for his faith

gavel with Bible 1A recent ruling by the highest court in The Evergreen State is being viewed as an important reminder of First Amendment principles.