DALLAS (AP) - A federal
appeals court says two Dallas-area elementary school principals are
immune from liability for stopping students from handing out Christian
candy cane pens and other on-campus religious expressions, a federal
appeals court ruled Tuesday.
By a 10-6 vote, the full
5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans agreed that Plano
school principals Lynn Swanson and Jackie Bomchill had qualified
immunity from being assessed damages for their actions. That reversed
lower-court rulings that would subject Swanson and Bomchill,
individually, to damages.
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