About this Case
This is the famous “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” pencil case. Four families challenged the constantly changing policies of the Plano Independent School District that governed student distribution of written materials. The district court ruled in favor of the school district on some points and in favor of the parents on other points. In turn, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the district court’s decision on some points and reversed it on others.
Summary of NLF's Brief
Our brief—on which we represented WallBuilders—noted important examples from American history of youths and even children exercising their free speech rights and other rights in important ways. These examples inform the proper analysis of the rights of children in public schools.