TO THE PEOPLE OF KOUNTZE, TEXAS

Your school superintendent did the right thing.  When he ordered the Kountze ISD cheerleaders to cease putting scripture verses reflecting a Christian point of view on the banners used at football games, the superintendent was doing exactly what he was supposed to do as a public official—he was keeping his school district aligned with the [...]

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LEGAL DIGEST EXCLUSIVE: RIP SNORT INTERVIEWS LAW DAWG ON THE PERRY CAMPAIGN AND RELATED ISSUES

The Digest is pleased to bring you our EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW featuring RIP SNORT, INTREPID REPORTER and FRIEND OF THE TRUTH, and THE DAWG HIMSELF in a wide ranging review of the Rick Perry for President Campaign. SNORT: Snort, here. Rip Snort. Intrepid Reporter. Friend of the Truth. DAWG: Yes, yes, we know all that about [...]

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Evolution Of Free Speech Claims

When I was learning school law as a young lawyer, it was predictable that any lawsuit about religion filed against a public school district was probably filed by someone who was a member of a minority religion. Suits were filed by non-believers, or people who were members of some group other than the dominant, mainstream [...]

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Is There A Typo In The New Anti-Bullying Law?

We think there is a typo in one of the new pieces of legislation you will soon be dealing with.  No doubt you have heard about our new anti-bullying bill, H.B. 1942.  What you may not have heard is that it appears to contain an error, or typo, as it relates to students with disabilities. [...]

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Warning: Bad Language Below

I would not want to be an educator these days.  Consider the case of Principal McGonigle of the Blue Mountain School District in Pennsylvania.  One month after he disciplined an 8th grade honor student for dress code violations, Mr. McGonigle discovered that this student had created a fake profile of him on MySpace.  The profile [...]

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