District to pay breast cancer bracelet suit fees

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 30, 2014 at 6:20 a.m.



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EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania school district has agreed to pay $385,000 in attorneys' fees in the lawsuit over its efforts to bar students from wearing bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania told The (Easton) Express-Times (http://bit.ly/1wU08jF ) that the settlement reached over the fees will require the Easton Area School District to pay the amount in three installments over the next year.

The suit was filed in 2010 after two middle school girls were suspended after refusing a principal's order to take off the "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets.

The U.S. Supreme Court in March turned down the district's appeal, leaving in place last year's federal appeals court ruling that the bracelets were not "plainly lewd" and hadn't caused any disruption.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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