Keeping the Commandments
Ecclesiastical Law Journal 11 (2009): 329-331
3 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2015 Last revised: 2 Sep 2019
Date Written: 2009
This brief article defends the Supreme Court case of Pleasant Grove v. Summum (2009), which upheld a longstanding display of a privately-donated Decalogue monument in a public park. Old religious displays in public life like this deserve greater deference, and the First Amendment Establishment Clause should not provide a taxpayer with a heckler’s veto over a community’s decision to maintain the symbol.
Keywords: First Amendment; religious symbols; establishment clause; Pleasant Grove case
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