Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Suit Challenges Ban On Prayer Group During High School Free Period

A Christian high school student filed suit last week against a Colorado Springs high school claiming that his 1st and 14th Amendment rights were infringed by a school policy that allowed students to congregate informally for a variety of activities during certain home room periods, but barred students meeting for purposes of prayer, religious songs and religious discussion.  Religious activities were allowed only before and after school.  The complaint (full text) in Windebank v. Academy School District #20, (D CO, filed 11/7/2014), seeks an injunction, attorneys' fees and nominal damages.  An ADF press release announced the filing of the lawsuit.