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Old 04-15-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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ROUND ROCK, Texas - Students who claimed their civil rights were violated when they were issued citations for leaving school to attend immigration protest marches have settled their lawsuit with the city, officials said.

The city and the Round Rock school district agreed to drop charges against the 70 students, pay $91,750 in legal fees and eliminate the incident from students' records. The students must attend a three-hour seminar on civics education.

The conditions of the agreement were reached after mediation among the parties.

The protests were part of a series of marches nationwide against immigration laws last spring.

Police issued 209 citations against the Round Rock High School students who marched to a neighboring school March 31, 2006, accusing them of violating the city's youth curfew or disrupting class.

The settlement applies only to the 70 students included in the suit against the city and school district. They had claimed their rights to free speech and to assemble had been violated.

"I think it was a good settlement for all sides," said Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, the organization that found pro bono attorneys to represent the students.

Round Rock Mayor Nyle Maxwell said Friday that the city settled to save the time and expense of a federal lawsuit.




Happy with the outcome?

If not, what should have happened?
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:11 PM   #2
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Had the students asked permission to leave school for the march, it is possible it would have been granted and this would not be necessary.
This said, I'm glad the kids are not in trouble for exercising their rights.
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