Court dismisses suit over Foothill valedictorian’s speech
“The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a federal lawsuit filed over an interrupted valedictory speech at Foothill High School in 2006.
Brittany McComb filed the lawsuit against Schools Superintendent Walt Rulffes, the school’s principal and others after the microphone was unplugged during her speech at the school’s graduation on June 15, 2006. The speech was stopped when she began talking about Jesus Christ and her Christian faith.
Administrators said she was proselytizing, which they had warned her not to do.
In a two-page memorandum, a panel of the appeals court dismissed the suit, saying the “defendants did not violate McComb’s free speech and free exercise rights”