Encinitas yoga trial ruling: Yoga wins

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The yoga program in Encinitas schools can continue, a judge in San Diego County has just ruled. The program does not involve teaching religion, he concluded.

Here is what the supporters have put out:

WE WON!!

This morning Judge Meyer issued his ruling denying the plaintiffs’ request that EUSD “suspend its unconstitutional religiously based physical education program.”  In finding in favor of YES! and the school district, the judge determined that the EUSD yoga program does not endorse or inhibit any religion.  The program is thus in line with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  From both a legal and common sense perspective, the judge got it right.

The decision followed two chunks of testimony over the past couple of months about whether the program, funded by a grant from the Jois Foundation, violated First Amendment restrictions on religion in public schools. Scheduling issues…

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