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(From The Dominion Post)
Byline: McLOUGHLIN David
Top lawyers called in as school board bans Christian study group.
OPPOSING sides in a row over religious instruction at a Wellington state primary school have hired legal heavyweights Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Chapman Tripp to fight their cases.
Seatoun School's board of trustees engaged law firm Chapman Tripp when a group of parents sought Sir Geoffrey's help after the board banned meetings of a weekly lunchtime religious studies group attended by many of the school's almost 400 pupils.
In a written opinion, Sir Geoffrey said the ban breached the Bill of Rights Act's guarantee of …