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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum
Citation:555 U.S. 460 (2009)
The Pioneer Park located in Utah contains various displays including monuments, most of which were donated by private groups and individuals. Respondent Summum, a religious organization headquartered in Utah, requested to the City’s major permission to erect a religious monument, but without describing its historical significance or Summum’s connection to the community. The city council rejected the requests twice. The respondent filed an action against the City and local officials, arguing that petitioners had violated the Free Speech Clause by accepting other religious monument but denying the Summum’s proposed monuments.
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