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 judged dismissed the case on a technicality - not on the merits of the case.
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.
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.Comply with the Constitution. Take the monument down. The case now leads to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.
"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.
Someday, they'll get this right.