Wednesday, December 19, 2018

4th Circuit Says Student Has Standing To Challenge Bible In Schools Program

In Deal v. Mercer Coounty Board of Education, (4th Cir., Dec. 17, 2018), the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a West Virginia federal district court and held that a student who had withdrawn from the offending school system (and her parent) had standing to challenge the school system's Bible in the Schools program. It also held that the claim was ripe for adjudication. The Beckley (WV) Register Herald reports on the decision. [case title corrected from earlier post].