The US government civil rights lawyers have jumped into a legal case to support a Muslim girl's right to wear a headscarf in a public school.
Eleven-year-old Nashala Hearn is a sixth-grade student in the Muskogee, Oklahoma public school district
The girl was suspended twice for continuing to wear her hijab.
Her family appealed the suspensions and filed suit against the Muskogee School District last October.
Now the federal government has filed a motion in a federal court in Muskogee to intervene in support of Nashala's position.