Cheerleaders at a Texas high school won a huge victory Friday in their fight for the right to put Bible verses on paper banners at football games. In an 8-0 ruling, the Texas Supreme Court rejected the Kountze Independent School District’s claim that the case should be dismissed because officials decided to allow the cheerleaders to use the Bible verses while retaining the right to censor speech in the future.

Kelly Shackelford, president of Liberty Institute, which represented the cheerleaders, called it a “victory for the free speech and religious liberty rights of all Texas students.” “We are delighted that the court considered this case so straightforward that it did not even require oral argument,” he said. ‘In light of today’s Supreme Court ruling, we hope the Court of Appeals will resolve this case permanently in the cheerleaders’ favor.” FULL REPORT