What Fresh Hell Is This?

August 27, 2015

New Kensington Unconstitional Monument Follow-up

Hey remember this bit of stupidity?
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument in front of Valley Junior-Senior High School in New Kensington.

The ruling could bring an end to a three-year legal battle.

However, it does not address the underlying question of whether the monument is a prohibited government endorsement of religion or a permissible historical landmark.
The judged dismissed the case on a technicality - not on the merits of the case.

Well, the FFRF has reacted:
The Freedom From Religion Foundation and a parent of a student who challenged a Ten Commandments monument in front of a public school filed notice in court on August 25 that they will be appealing a judge's decision that they do not have standing. The religious display sits in front of Valley High School in the New Kensington-Arnold School District, which is northeast of Pittsburgh.

"This is the first step in correcting this wrong and ensuring that the public school will comply with the Constitution," said FFRF Co-President Dan Barker.
Comply with the Constitution.  Take the monument down.  The case now leads to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Someday, they'll get this right.


SamStone said...

The most incredulous fact was that it took 3 years to throw it out on standing.

Ol' Froth said...

That's how long it took the judge to find some way to avoid ruling on the case based on its merits.