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Attorney responds to ACLU involvement in Kountze religious banners case
There is a new twist tonight in the legal battle between the Kountze School District and cheerleaders who want to display religious banners at school-sponsored sporting events.
Earlier this year, a state district judge in Kountze ruled in favor of the cheerleaders.
He said they had a constitutional right to place religious messages on run-through banners at football games and other school-sponsored events.
The school district appealed.
Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union filed court papers supporting the district. The ACLU argues the banners violate the constitution. The organization believes the banners are a form of government speech sponsored by the school and amount to government establishing a religion.
According to an attorney for the cheerleaders, Kountze ISD wants a court to throw out the ACLU brief even though it supports the school district.
An attorney for the Kountze cheerleaders has filed a response to Kountze ISD's motion to strike the brief. According to the attorney's response, Kountze ISD has altered it's opinion on the issue since the appeal.
Read the cheerleaders' attorney's full response at:
Click here to read Appelees' response to Kountze ISD's motion to strike Amicus brief of ACLU