Skip to comments.Court rules for Utah city in religious marker case
Posted on 02/25/2009 1:46:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON Governments that receive donations of Ten Commandments displays and other monuments for public parks are not compelled to take everything they are offered, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
The court said that a small religious group, the Summum, cannot force Pleasant Grove City, Utah, to place its granite marker in a park that has been home to a Ten Commandments monument for 38 years.
Officials do not violate free speech rights when they reject requests to display monuments, Justice Samuel Alito said in his opinion for the court.
"It is hard to imagine how a public park could be opened up for the installation of permanent monuments by every person or group wishing to engage in that form of expression," Alito said.
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Court Allows Religious Monument
Posted on 02/25/2009 7:26:37 AM PST by green iguana