Butte (Mont.) district pays $70,000 to end lawsuit over 2008 graduation speech

Oct. 17, 2012
Court ruled that district violated valedictorian's free speech rights when it banner her from speaking

From The Montana Standard: The Butte (Mont.) School District will pay $70,000 to a former Butte High School valedictorian whose free speech rights were violated in 2008. To settle a lawsuit brought against the district and won in the state Supreme Court by former student Renee Griffith, the district’s insurer will pay that amount for Griffith’s attorney fees. Griffith was a Butte High valedictorian who was banned from speaking at her high school graduation when she refused to remove references to her religion from her speech.

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