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Pleasant Grove City, UT, et al v. Summum (docket #: 07-665) (2009)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Pleasant Grove City, UT, et al v. Summum  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 11/12/2008
Decided 02/25/09
Supreme Court Vote 9-0
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
IssueWhether, under the First Amendment, privately donated monuments placed in a public park qualify as private or government speech.
Majority Opinion Alito, J.
Concurring Opinion Stevens, J. (joined by Ginsburg, J.), Scalia, J. (joined by Thomas, J.), Breyer, J,, & Souter, J. (concurring in judgment)
Certiorari Granted 03/31/2008
Lower Court 10th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained.
Oral Arguments transcript
For Petitioner
Jay Alan Sekulow (American Center for Law & Justice)

For Respondent
Walter Dellinger & Pamela Harris (O'Melveny & Myers, LLP)

For Petitioner
Main Brief (SCOTUSblog)

Petition for Certiorari (SCOTUSblog)

Summum v. Pleasant Grove City, UT, et al (Brief Summitted to 10th Cir., counsel fro D.-City)

For Respondent
Brief in Opposition

For Amicus
Amicus brief of the Cities of Casper, Wyoming; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Ogden, Utah (in support of Petitioner) (SCOTUSblog)

Amicus Brief of Virginia & 8 Other States (in support of Petitioner) (SCOTUSblog)

Tony Mauro Analysis
Court cuts speech issue out of Summum case

"Summum case not just about religion" (11/10/08)

"On-air expletives, Utah monument cases lead lineup"

"Public forums at heart of 2 cases"

Opinion - Lower Court
Summum v. Pleasant Grove City, UT, et al (10th Cir., 2007)

AP, "High court agrees to hear religious-monument dispute" (03/31/2008)

American Center for Law & Justice (assorted materials)

SCOTUSblog Resources & Commentaries

The Seven Summum Principles

Steven Wu, "Petitioner’s Brief in Pleasant Grove v. Summum" (SCOTUSblog)

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