Cert Grant in Summum
aebrownstein at ucdavis.edu
Mon Mar 31 13:58:33 PDT 2008
Do you have the cite for McConnell's dissent handy?
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[mailto:religionlaw-bounces at lists.ucla.edu] On Behalf Of Christopher
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 1:40 PM
To: religionlaw at lists.ucla.edu
Subject: Cert Grant in Summum
The Supreme Court today granted cert in an unusual Ten Commandments
case, Summum v. Pleasant Grove City. The case was brought by a
religious organization that wanted to put up its own religious monument
in a city park, given that there was already a Ten Commandments display
there. The Tenth Circuit found for the plaintiffs, agreeing with them
that the park was a traditional public forum from which the plaintiffs
could only be excluded upon the showing of a compelling interest. The
panel's decision seems pretty dubious - I imagine the Supreme Court will
reverse, with a logic along the lines of Judge McConnell's dissent from
denial of rehearing en banc.
Christopher C. Lund
Assistant Professor of Law
Mississippi College School of Law
151 E. Griffith St.
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 925-7141 (office)
(601) 925-7113 (fax)
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