The Christian Post website reports today (May 25, 2010) that the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is representing a 13-year-old student from New York who received a two-day suspension for wearing a rosary to school.
The Christian legal group announced its role in the case of Raymond Hosier on Friday, May 21, 2010 -- two days after the teen was suspended from Oneida Middle School in Schenectady, New York, for refusing to take the beads off or tuck them in his shirt.
"The action taken by the school district -- suspending the student for wearing a religious artifact -- is insulting and inappropriate," said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ.
"The Supreme Court has been very clear that students do not surrender their constitutional rights to religious expression when they go to school," Sekulow added.
Based in Washington, D.C., the ACLJ focuses on constitutional law and "is specifically dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights."