Today Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement regarding the Texas Supreme Court decision to reinstate the Kountze Cheerleader Lawsuit:

“Religious liberty, deemed by our nation’s founders as the ‘First Freedom,’ is the foundation upon which our society has been built. I’m pleased the Texas Supreme Court has ensured that the Kountze cheerleaders will be able to continue defending their right to express their faith – the most fundamental of American freedoms.”

In September, Texas filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in Matthews v. Kountze Independent School District, supporting the constitutional rights of Texas’ public schoolchildren to express their own messages at school and school-related events. View a copy of the brief