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Pledge of Allegiance

NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit denied a Texas high school teacher’s petition for an en banc rehearing after a three-judge panel of the court found he is not entitled to qualified immunity on First Amendment claims brought by a former student. The student claims he punished her for refusing to participate in an assignment that required her to transcribe the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Categories / Appeals, Briefs, Civil Rights, Education

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