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Supreme Court weighing public school graduation in a church

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Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2013

“You will see a wave of threat letters going out to school districts” if the appeal is turned down, predicted Luke Goodrich, a lawyer for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Becket, national school groups, and lawyers for 15 states backed the school district’s appeal to the Supreme Court. They said holding school events in church buildings is common around the country, and they argue that the mere presence of religious symbols does not “establish” an official religion.