Summum wants lawsuit against Duchesne dismissed

Decision comes after Duchesne relocates Ten Commandments

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  • Anonymous
    June 4, 2009 11:59 a.m.

    Brian is my American hero. Despite my submitting a Supreme Court brief opposing Brian Barnard's client in Pleasant Grove City v. Summum -- because the American Humanist Association and my other clients took the position that no religious monuments belong on public property -- I can say from my heart that Brian is a giant in terms of defending First Amendment. Further, tho on paper Pleasant Grove won, the Supreme Court's decision laid the foundation for the removal of the Eagles donated Ten Commandments tombstone as a violation of the First Amendment. So I see Brian as a winner whether Summum's monument went in or the Eagle monument goes out.

  • Tab L. Uno
    June 3, 2009 1:26 p.m.

    There is still more litigation possible, if Summum decides to pursue a First Amendment Religious appeal instead of the First Amendment free speech case that was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. Summum vs. the United States (or some large portion of it) may not be over yet.

  • Cincinnatus
    June 3, 2009 11:16 a.m.

    You've got "love" Brian Barnard- he's the ultimate definition of a lawyer. A guy who'll side with anything as long as it will get him some headlines and more cases.