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Tis the Season

It's that time of year again. Time to celebrate the glorious birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. As we await action by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on the appeal Freedom X filed ...
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9th Circuit Denies Nativity Motion

LOS ANGELES - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued an order denying a request by supporters of a controversial Nativity display to be allowed to exhibit unattended winter displays in a ...
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Nativity Group Files Motion with the 9th Circuit

Freedom X filed a motion seeking to allow unattended Nativity Scenes to be erected in Santa Monica's Palisades Park pending resolution of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee's appeal to ...
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Nativity Opening Brief Filed Today

Today, Freedom X filed its Opening Brief in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to restore the decades-old tradition of exhibiting Nativity scenes in the City of ...
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Santa Monica Nativity Group Files Appeal in 9th Circuit

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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Doonesbury on Nativity Scene Controversy

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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Merry CHRISTmas in Clover Park, Santa Monica

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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Free Speech vs. Sound of Silence

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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Newhall Seniors Allowed to Put up Christmas Tree

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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LA Times Turns Down Op-Ed: Too Hard To Follow!

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 Washington Times Op-Ed Piece on the Nativity Case

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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In the News: The Nativity Case

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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Nativity Case: A Good Summary of the Issue

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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Judge Orders Nativity Case DISMISSED!

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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AFLC Scores a Michigan Nativity Scene Victory

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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Nativity Scenes: Case Dismissed?

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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Will Christmas Come To Santa Monica This December?

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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In The News: Nativity Scene Lawsuit

Freedom X 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 Los Angeles ...
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Freedom X Sues To Restore Christmas To Santa Monica

FREEDOM X FILES FREE-SPEECH LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY OF SANTA MONICA TO RESTORE 60-YEAR-OLD CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENE TRADITION On Tuesday, October, 9, 2012, Freedom X Firm filed a lawsuit in the United ...
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