Chatham School District Claims Win in Judge's Ruling Against Dismissal of "Frivolous" Lawsuit About Islamic Teachings


CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams issued a written response to the recent court ruling in which District Court Judge Kevin McNulty denied the district's motion for dismissal of the federal lawsuit brought by Chatham mother Libby Hilsenrath and her son, C.H., stemming from a 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class.

The federal lawsuit brought by Hilsenrath contends that her child's constitutional rights under the establishment clause were violated during the seventh grade social studies class. The suit asserts that students were propagandized by video and material presented to join the Islamic faith.

The district press release counters that Hilsenrath's voluntary withdrawal of a claim for compensatory damages, "clearly establishes that no harm came to either her or her son as the result of the District's curriculum." 

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The press release from the School District of the Chathams dated June 25, 2018, is published in full below:

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