Skip to comments.Supreme Court: Mojave cross can stay.
Posted on 04/28/2010 7:39:27 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has said a federal court went too far in ordering the removal of a congressionally endorsed war memorial cross from its longtime home in California.
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It was on CNN radio news at the bottom of the hour.........
Fox just reported on it this morning.
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Anybody know what the vote was?
If it really was 5-4 that would be despicable, but it would mean I sure can’t regret my votes for Dubya.
a federal court went too farSurely, they're not talking about the 9th Circus, are they?
According to USA Today, the vote was 5-4.
There’s our ‘bread crumb’ for the month.
Bravo to the Court!
Nice! I think BO’s stunt in embarassing the Supremes early this year is going to cost him many setbacks.
Increasingly, the BO news resembles those stories “5 year old takes family car before hitting wall . . . “
Washington Post has it now on front page. Was a 5-4 decision. Opinion by Justice Kennedy. Sonia Sotomayor voted AGAINST allowing the cross to stay. Unbelievable.
KENNEDY, J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered anopinion, in which ROBERTS, C. J., joined, and in which ALITO, J., joined in part. ROBERTS, C. J., filed a concurring opinion. ALITO, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. SCALIA, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which THOMAS, J., joined. STEVENS, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which GINSBURG and SOTOMAYOR, JJ., joined. BREYER, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
It really was 5-4. The “conservatives” with Kennedy.
This is one of the instances when I can say wholeheartedly, “Thank God for George W. Bush.”
This is what we have become. Cheering a mighty 5-4 victory.
The message is that but for one vote on the Supreme Court we would go the way of Britain and France - a non Christian nation.
I realize that the Christian must be in the heart but truthfully when it disappears into the dark, it dies.
We know who are friends are.
This is a huge WIN.
Hoping for some legal expert to relieve me of my fear (based on a brief skim of the decision) that there might be less here than meets the eye.
YOU are cynical! What ever happened to the “Show Me” spirit of MO?
“I sure cant regret my votes for Dubya.”
I know I sure don’t.
We are holding the line here by a very slim one point.
Thank God for the supreme court to right that wrong. It is such a shame what they had done to this country. Visited that cross before and it is such a beautiful place with the cross as lighting beam for many to see while driving up.
Does this mean this farce is finally over?
Seems like it’s going back to lower court. Not over.
I haven’t looked at the actual decision, but it looks like the holding is that the government can make the area where the cross is private property within the national park. That was their plan to avoid Constitutional problems, but the lower court stopped them from doing so.
But going back to lower court so that they might reconsider their decision based on SC’s ruling.
and it was a 5-4 ruling... why am i not surprised?
Another victory for a long battle fought by Duncan Hunter.
[6.7] Duncan Hunter, the California Republican who sponsored legislation transferring control of the Mount Soledad Memorial to the federal government. [6.8]http://www.cpedia.com/wiki?q=Mount+Soledad&guess_ambig=Jolla+Playhouse+Mount+Soledad+Birch+Aquarium+San+Diego+Museum+
I see the vote was 5 to 4...the usual holdouts, including Sotomayor???
ABC radio news reporting that the USSC ruled that the cross can stay on public land.
It’s not on public land, it’s been transferred to private land.
It appears that 4 members of the court may not be American.
THE CROSS CAN STAY
Revel in that!
Amen to your post! (love your tagline, too!)
But will Obama go through with the sale?
That’s the problem with these things dragging on for years.
Cross = Bamiyan Buddhas?
Obama = Taliban?
Hopin’ and prayin’ you’re right and that this is the end of it!
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A net news church turns up very little copy on the story.
Anyone have a link to a detailed story about the cross?
This nation remains just one vote away from total sloth and chaos.
I am glad they over turned the earlier appeasement!
Quote is not mine, I forgot who wrote it.
I think we are already there Lancey. Looking for something that has already found us.
I just flipped through. What caught my eye immediately, is that Steven's dissent is longer than the majority and concurring opinions, combined. Thankfully, Steven's is retiring. What a disaster he has been, especially considering he was a Republican pick.
Very good news but sad that it was an issue in the first place and sadder still it wasn’t a unanimous decision by SCOTUS.
There is. After quickly skimming the decision, it has MUCH less to do with the merits of Buono's case, than it does technical aspects of how the trial court applied the law. Scalia goes further to assert that the the lower court's decision went beyond the initial injunction, and that as a matter of law, violated the principle of standing.
Alito has given direction to the lower court, and has remanded the case back to the trial court for further proceeding.
While I'm not a mind-reader, I believe that eventually this case will be decided on the merits, and we'll see a similar decision - assuming of course the balance of the court remains unchanged by the time it makes a second appearance.
Fox had it on the morning program.