"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Monday, July 03, 2006

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued a stay minutes ago, ordering that the memorial not be desecrated until all legal options are exhausted.

SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy issued a stay minutes ago

The Supreme Court intervened Monday to save a large cross on city property in southern California.
A lower court judge had ordered the city of San Diego to remove the cross or be fined $5,000 a day.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, acting for the high court, issued a stay while supporters of the cross continue their legal fight.

Lawyers for San Diegans for the Mt. Soledad National War Memorial said in an appeal that they wanted to avoid the "destruction of this national treasure." And attorneys for the city said the cross was part of a broader memorial that was important to the community.


All Right! That's great news for this Fourth of July. I'll enjoy the win on this one for a while.