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Virginia School Board Votes to Return Ten Commandments Displays to Schools

Setting up a constitutional showdown about the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, the Giles County School Board unanimously voted to return displays of the Ten Commandments previously removed from its schools. One month earlier, the district had removed … Read more

Graduation Ceremony Does Not Violate Establishment Clause: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

A federal district court in Wisconsin has ruled that a school district did not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by holding high school graduation ceremonies at a local church. The court was not persuaded that “obligatory participation … Read more

United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Issues Preliminary Injunction Barring Student-Led Prayer At High School Graduation Ceremony

On April 30, 2010, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a preliminary injunction barring a student-led prayer at a high school graduation ceremony. The lawsuit against the school district was brought by the ACLU … Read more

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