Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cert. Petition Filed In Case Excluding Religious Material From Class Project

The Alliance Defense Fund announced that yesterday it filed a petition for certiorari (full text) seeking Supreme Court review of the 6th Circuit's decision in Curry v. Hensinger. In the case, the Court of Appeals upheld a Saginaw, Michigan school principal's decision barring a fifth-grader from selling candy canes with religious material attached as part of a classroom project to learn about marketing. The 6th Circuit found that the school's decision was motivated by legitimate pedagogical concerns.