Texas School Board Can Begin Meetings with Prayer

By March 27, 2017Featured, What's New

A federal appeals court ruled that a Texas school board does not violate the U.S. Constitution by beginning its meetings with student-led prayers.

In American Humanist Association et al v Birdville Independent School District et al, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 3-0 decision, ruled that the Birdville Independent School District’s practice of opening board meetings with prayers offered by students does not violate the Establishment Clause. Since 1997, the Birdville school board has allowed…

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