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Michalek v. Garfield Heights Board of Education

ADF lawsuit sparked by ban on ‘Christmas story hour’ invitations results in approval of Christian-themed fliers, but school decides to scrap take-home program

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The principal of Maple Leaf Intermediate School told a "moms" group that a flier and permission slip for an upcoming "After School Christmas Story Hour" could no longer be distributed due to a new policy barring religious fliers. The district's superintendent backed the decision, citing so-called "separation of church and state" laws.

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David A. Cortman
David A. Cortman
Senior Counsel, Vice President of U.S. Litigation
David A. Cortman serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. litigation with Alliance Defending Freedom.