A sensible judge who understands the meaning and intent of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment threw out a case the ACLU brought against the Indian River School Board, a group that regularly opens its meetings with a prayer.
Agape Press reports:
Judge Joseph Farnan ruled that the school board meeting prayers are not a violation of the constitutional provision often referred to as the separation of church and state or the “Establishment Clause,” as the ACLU had argued. He also determined that the school board members are immune from the ACLU’s liability claims.
In dismissing the case against the individual board members, the judge stated that opening a session of the legislature or other deliberative public body with a prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause. He also declared that absolute immunity extends to legislators at all levels of government, including school board members in Delaware.
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