- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania school district has agreed to pay $385,000 in attorneys’ fees in the lawsuit over its efforts to bar students from wearing bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania told The (Easton) Express-Times (https://bit.ly/1wU08jF ) that the settlement reached over the fees will require the Easton Area School District to pay the amount in three installments over the next year.

The suit was filed in 2010 after two middle school girls were suspended after refusing a principal’s order to take off the “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets.

The U.S. Supreme Court in March turned down the district’s appeal, leaving in place last year’s federal appeals court ruling that the bracelets were not “plainly lewd” and hadn’t caused any disruption.

___

Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, https://www.lehighvalleylive.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide