Court addresses prayer at graduation
Today, a federal appeals court reversed an order by a lower court that unconstitutionally prohibited students from offering prayers during graduation ceremonies.
"It should not be illegal for students to say a prayer at a graduation ceremony. Now, the federal court of appeals agrees," said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
"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.
"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," said Abbott.
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