Ruling: School officials can't ban student's religious fliers

04/3/2007 | Washington Post, The

A school district in upstate New York violated a fourth-grader's constitutional rights after it refused to allow her to distribute fliers carrying a religious message, a federal judge ruled. Nicole Bloodgood tried to get permission for her daughter to distribute homemade religious fliers to other elementary students, but school officials refused and said they feared students and other parents might think the district endorsed the flier's religious statements, according to the lawsuit.

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