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Houston lawyer Kelly J. Coghlan says he has the answer to a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Circuit decision that barred school prayer before Texas high school football games. A school-promulgated policy was government endorsement of prayer in violation of the establishment clause, the court said. But if students independently vote in favor of a student offering a “solemnizing message” at sporting events, the First Amendment would trump the establishment clause. Coghlan is sending information on his strategy to every school district in the state. For the sake of argument, let’s say he’s right: Still why would a lawyer brag about defeating the spirit of a fundamental constitutional freedom � that includes our freedom of worship?

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