Student Announcer: "Dear lord, we pray in your almighty holy name to bless these players for this game, in lords name AMEN!"
Church the Sunday after the game.
Families in the audience: "We feel the same way! we need to step up and do something about it!"
Mormon: "Did y'all hear the announcer at the game the other night? I feel like that was too much for a school event.. what is y'all's take on it?"
We want to fie a Writ or Certiari, this doesn't violate the establishment clause because these messages are private student speech, not public speech
Argued March 29th, 2000: Santa Fe Independent District Vs. Doe (Mormon and catholic family)
We want to file a suit against The Santa Fe Independent School District for having an overly Christian prayer over the PA system at the football games. This practice goes against the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Decision, June 19th, 2000: We have held that the football prayer policy is invalid. We have ruled in a 6-3 opinion in favor of Doe (Mormon and catholic family) that the district's policy permitting student-led and student-initiated prayer at football games does violate the Establishment Clause.
Question: Does the Santa Fe Independent School District's policy permitting student-led, student-initiated prayer at football games violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment?