Paxton Defends State Law Requiring Students To Stand For Pledge

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

(Austin, TX)  --  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is defending a state law that requires students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  

Two Houston-area students are suing after they were punished for refusing to stand, claiming the law violates their First Amendment right to free speech.  

Paxton's office is often called upon to defend a state law from a constitutional challenge.  Paxton said on Tuesday that students "cannot unilaterally refuse to participate in the pledge."

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