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Little Pencil v. Lubbock Independent School District

Last Updated: 6/2/2020

Overview

Summary

Lubbock Independent School District refused to display a faith-based ad on its Jumbotron during high school football games. The district denied the ad because of its religious message even though the district permits other non-school-related organizations, including other religious groups, to advertise.

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Matt Sharp serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he directs the Center for Legislative Advocacy.

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