(KCPW News) Even though the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday that the city of Pleasant Grove does not have to display a monument from the Summum religious group in a public park alongside the Ten Commandments, Summum's fight isn't over. Attorney Brian Barnard notes that the Supreme Court's ruling only dealt with the argument of free speech, and says there are more arguments to be made.
"In order to win the free speech claim, the city of Pleasant Grove told the United States Supreme Court the Ten Commandments have been officially adopted by the city of Pleasant Grove," he said. "That violates the Establishment Clause. That argument will be presented to the trial court."
The establishment clause of the Utah state constitution states that "No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise or instruction." The Ten Commandments monument was donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in 1971. Summum asked the city to accept a monument of its Seven Aphorisms in 2003. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case in November.