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SANTA FE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. DOE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND FOR HER MINOR CHILDREN, ET AL. Argued: March 29, 2000, Decided: June 19, 2000 This is a case of freedom of worship where the plaintiff Doe and others were against the propagation of a particular religion in Santa Fe school. The case arose in 1995. The background of the case is as follow; Santa Fe School, an independent institution located in the rural areas of Houston, Texas. At the school, it was a requirement to offer prayers during graduation ceremonies as well as at the school games. When a Christian student chaplain offered prayers at a football game, two sets of students and their mothers one Mormon and a Catholic filed a suit against the school. The law suit alleged the various violation of the establishment clause of the first amendment and asked for the injunction to prevent prayers from being offered at school functions. The court allowed the plaintiff to file anonymously as John and Jane Do to protect them from harassment.
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