Pleasant Grove v. Summum: Is Ten Truly Greater than Seven? An Examination of the Government Speech Doctrine Regarding Privately Donated Monuments Displayed on Public Land
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February 23, 2010
In Pleasant Grove v. Summum, the United States Supreme Court held that it is constitutional for the City of Pleasant Grove, Utah to deny a religious group’s request to place a monument in a park even though a donated monument of the Ten Commandments was already on display there. This case note examines the progression of the law before this decision, as well as the changes it made and the possible repercussions to come.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Summum, free speech, public forum, First Amendment, Rust v. Sullivan, establishment, free exercise, constitutional law
Date posted: February 26, 2010 ; Last revised: March 5, 2010