Thursday, May 26, 2011

Freedoms Lost? - #2931 - VIDEO: Religious 'Candy Cane Case' Asks: Do Elementary Students Have First Amendment Rights? - The Blaze - Fox News



Religious Candy Case Case asks: Do Elementary Students Have First Amendment Rights? - The Blaze - The “candy cane case” may have serious implications for the First Amendment rights of elementary school children. This creatively-dubbed legal battle started back in 2003 when an elementary school in Plano, Texas, refused to allow children to distribute religious materials......Back in 2001, another student’s party favors (pencils that said “Jesus is the reason for the season”) were also confiscated......Last year, a three-judge panel ruled in the families’ favor. But, the district appealed and the case was heard again on Monday by a full court. The question at the heart of this debate is whether elementary-aged children, like their adult counterparts, should have First Amendment rights. Watch one of the families discuss their experience above.  Read more.......

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