SAN ANTONIO -- The courts have, once again, sided with Northside Independent School District in a battle over RFID tracking badges.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request for an injunction that would prohibit Northside ISD from removing sophomore Andrea Hernandez from John Jay Science & Engineering Academy pending the outcome of her case. Hernandez has refused to wear a chipless RFID tracking badge based on her religious beliefs.
On January 8th, U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia denied Hernandez's request for a preliminary injunction. The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization, then filed a request for an injunction with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. A Rutherford Institute news release states their "attorneys are considering several legal options, but have stated that the case will move forward on the merits of their constitutional claims."