The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled in the late 1990s that a
Salt Lake City
high school did not violate the separation of Church and State by including Christian hymns in its music curricula and choral performances.
for the Tenth Circuit has jurisdiction over
, as well as
Freedom of Expression on the Internet
A Milford High School student was arrested in May of 2000 and his computer was seized because he had created a website containing parodies about classmates, teachers, and the school. The website did not feature any violent threats. The ACLU charged censorship in a lawsuit that eventually reached the Utah Supreme Court. It ruled that the criminal libel statute that the student was charged under was unconstitutional. All charges against him were dropped.