Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Cert. Petition Seeks SCOTUS Review of Latest Mt.Soledad Cross Decision Ahead of 9th Circuit

A petition for certiorari before judgment (full text) was filed yesterday with the U.S. Supreme Court in Mt. Soledad Memorial Association v. Trunk, asking the Court to review the latest decision in the long-running case prior to the 9th Circuit hearing arguments or deciding the latest appeal.  Petitioners are seeking review of a December federal district court order requiring a 43-foot high cross to be removed from the now federally-owned Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in California. (See prior posting.) Legal challenges to the cross have worked their way up and down the courts for 25 years. Liberty Institute issued a press release announcing the filing of the petition.