Recent Posts in Christmas Category
LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for a group responsible for exhibiting a 14-booth tableaux of Nativity scenes in Santa Monica, CA, every year is appealing a federal court decision dismissing the case. A ...
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Gary Trudeau decided to use his Doonesbury comic strip to mock Christians over the Christmas holiday by summarizing the leftist and atheist position against the display of Nativity scenes on public ...
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On Sunday, December 9, 2012, the Santa Monica Nativity Scene Committee launched its 60th year of displaying its scenes in Santa Monica. Unfortunately, they are being displayed on private property for ...
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A senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times quotes me today in his opinion piece appearing in that newspaper. You can read it here.
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Two days ago, the Drudge Report headline linked to a Los Angeles Daily News story relating that the property management company for a senior living home in Newhall, California, north of Los Angeles, ...
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One day after publishing my views on the Santa Monica Nativity scene controversy in The Washington Times, the Los Angeles Times again rejected a separate op-ed piece I had offered it for publication. ...
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My op-ed piece appears in today's print edition of the Washington Times newspaper: In Santa Monica, Calif., city leaders earlier this year pulled the plug on a 59-year-old community celebration of ...
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The LA Times did yet another story today on the Nativity decision, reporting that my client found an alternative location on private property. Here an excerpt: William J. Becker Jr., an attorney for ...
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Matt Brown of the Deseret News wrote an excellent piece on the Nativity loss yesterday: After more than a half century, Santa Monica Nativity display at Palisades Park is no more. Click here to read ...
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As we predicted, United States District Court Judge Audrey B. Collins has dismissed the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes case. Her order arrived moments ago. Additionally, Judge Collins has vacated the ...
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My friend and colleague Rob Muise of the American Freedom Law Center posted news of his victory in a Nativity scene case out of Michigan. See Sixty-Year Christmas Tradition Restored: Nativity Scene to ...
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On Monday (December 3, 2012), we will be back in U.S. District Court opposing the City of Santa Monica's Motion to Dismiss the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes lawsuit. A copy of our opposition to the ...
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A hearing on the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee's Motion for a Prelimiinary Injunction has been scheduled for November 19, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in U.S. District Court in downtown Los ...
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The Becker Law Firm filed a federal action against the City of Santa Monica to restore the 60-year-old Nativity scene Christmas tradition to Palisades Park. You can read the news reports here in the ...
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THE BECKER LAW FIRM FILES FREE SPEECH LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY OF SANTA MONICA TO RESTORE 60-YEAR-OLD CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENE TRADITION On Tuesday, October, 9, 2012, The Becker Law Firm filed a lawsuit ...
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