Attorney General Ken Paxton defends Texas law requiring students to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Students can be excused from the requirement if their parents give written permission. But a lawsuit claims the law violates students' free speech rights.

By EMMA PLATOFF, The Texas Tribune
Posted 9/25/18

The morning of Oct. 2, 2017 was not the first time that India Landry, a senior at Windfern High School outside Houston, refused to stand when the Pledge of Allegiance came on over the intercom.

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