In Brief: Pleasant Grove City v. Summum

  • October 31, 2008

On Nov. 12, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Pleasant Grove City v. Summum, a case that could change how public parks display religious messages such as the Ten Commandments.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life provides a brief overview of how the case progressed to the Supreme Court and how the two sides – a religious organization called Summum and a city government – offer differing interpretations of the Free Speech Clause in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to make their arguments.

Read the overview of Pleasant Grove City v. Summum on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Web site.