WSJ: Notable + Quotable A Temporary Injunction Issued By 356th District Judge

It is therefore ordered that the clerk of this Court issue a temporary injunction enjoining Defendants, Kountze Independent School District (hereinafter KISD) and its Superintendent , Kevin Weldon, and any other person(s) with knowledge of this Order, to cease and desist from preventing the cheerleaders of Kountze Independent School District from displaying banners or run throughs at sporting events and/or censoring the sentiments expressed thereon. This order shall stand until further Order of this Court.

Plaintiffs have shown a probable injury because the harm is imminent; if the temporary injunction does not issue, the injury would be irreparable; and the applicant has no other adequate legal remedy.

If the temporary injunction is not issued, the Defendants' unlawful policy prohibiting private religious expression will remain in effect and the Plaintiffs will be prohibited from exercising their constitutional and statutory rights at all football games and other school sporting events. The Plaintiffs wish to engage in religious expression at sporting events of the future, including the remaining football games; therefore, the harm to their constitutional and statutory rights in
imminent...

It is further, ordered that this temporary injunction be effective immediately and the bond paid by Plaintiffs in the amount of $250,000 for each Defendant, $500,000 total payable to Defendants will extend to this temporary injunction. The Clerk of this Court is hereby ordered to issue citation and notice to Defendant KISD and its Superintendent, Kevin Weldon to cease and desist preventing the cheerleaders of Kountze Independent School District from displaying banners or run throughs containing expressions of a religious viewpoint at sporting events.