Supreme Court Won’t Hear Controversial Case Involving Christian Monument in NM

By Hemant Mehta

Back in July, a conservative legal group asked the Supreme Court to hear a case involving a Ten Commandments monument outside a municipal building in Bloomfield, New Mexico.

You can read the full backstory here, but here’s the short version: The monument was put up for religious reasons in 2011 and was ruled unconstitutional by multiple courts in subsequent years. City officials later surrounded it with secular displays to deemphasize the whole Christianity thing, but any study of the history of this monument shows it was erected to promote a Christian worldview.

After the most recent loss, attorneys for Alliance Defending Freedom filed a motion asking the Supreme Court to take up this case. Specifically they want SCOTUS to answer two questions (I’m paraphrasing): How should the Establishment Clause be applied to passive monuments like this one, and who is allowed to bring forth any lawsuits against them?

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  1. @OP – Back in July, a conservative legal group asked the Supreme Court to hear a case involving a Ten Commandments monument outside a municipal building

    This is just the usual irrational faith-thinking from preconceptions!

    If some competent body gives a faith-head/ faith-head group, an answer which challenges their dogmas and they don’t like it, – they just keep asking someone else, until someone gives the answer they want to hear! – OR become frustrated at the “failure” of legal experts, scientists, historians, etc. to see the “self-evident-truths” of their indoctrinated fanciful preconceptions.
    They then take on airs of superiority, play the martyr, whinge, become abusive, and try to gather a supporting crowd of fellow ignoramuses!

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