The Bright Coast

Progressive Thoughts from San Diego Alums on Law, Politics, and Culture

We Don’t Want Your Pagan Statute

Posted by brightcoast on February 25, 2009

This article discusses SCOTUS’ recent decision allowing Utah to discriminate, pardon the pun, amongst privately donated monuments to display in its public parks. This decision is reminiscent of the Court’s decisions regarding the feds’ differing functions as patron v. governor (if I remember correctly) regarding funding decisions and awarding of grants to private artists or entities. So they can’t establish a religion, but they can accept private monuments to have in their parks, not sure how this falls under a free speech exception, but I am interested to see what the Ct. does with Buono v. Norton, which I hear they recently granted cert for.

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