Judge: Mandatory silence in public school is constitutional

A lawsuit seeking to block a state law mandating a minute of silence in Texas schools each day to ‘reflect, pray [or] meditate’ in the classroom has been thrown out of court by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn on Friday upheld the constitutionality of the law, ruling that the ‘primary effect of the statute is to institute a moment of silence, not to advance or inhibit religion.’

Agreed. It’s not as if Texas is mandating prayer, much less a specific form of prayer.

The leftist ACLU disagrees with that ruling — for reasons that should be quite obvious.

BTW, that judge was nominated by Bill Clinton. Go figure.

Here’s a link to the local print media’s story.

Hat tip: How Appealing.

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