Decision comes after Duchesne relocates Ten Commandments
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
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.
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.