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IU Professor Weighs In On Supreme Court Religious Display Case
Updated May 5, 2013 1:00 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(BLOOMINGTON) - An Indiana University law professor has chimed in on the case before the Supreme Court that regards a private religious organization wanting to put a religious monument on public grounds.

Professor Daniel Conkle at the IU School of Law says the decision in the case, Pleasant Grove City v. Summum, involves a group called the Summum Church that wants to put up a monument in a park in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Conkle says there are two precedents in the Supreme Court already that could apply that took on the 10-commandments issue, which Bedford is already familiar with.

One in Kentucky, the court struck down a display funded by the county, but it allowed another one for the Texas State Capitol which was donated by a private organization some years before.

However, this case is different since it is not an establishment argument, but a free speech argument.

Oral arguments have already been heard but a decision is still pending.

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