2nd Circuit Upholds Middle School’s Exclusion of Religious Blessing From Student’s Speech At School Ceremony

Religion Clause Blog: In A.M. v. Taconic Hills Central Hills School District, (2d Cir., Jan. 30, 2013), the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a free speech claim by a middle school student, the co-president of student council, who was not permitted to include a religious blessing at the end of her remarks at the school’s Moving-Up Ceremony.