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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, October 16, 2006

Oral Arguments in the Case Challenging Removal of Cross from LA County Seal will be Held Tomorrow in Federal Appeals Court

News From Thomas More Law Center

ANN ARBOR, MI — "On Tuesday, October 17th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral argument in a lawsuit brought by the Thomas More Law Center challenging the decision of LA County officials to remove the small cross from the County’s official seal because it is a Christian symbol. The hearing will be held in the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals Building in Pasadena, California.

The cross had been a part of the official seal since 1957. However, as a result of a letter from the ACLU threatening a lawsuit, the LA County supervisors, on June 1, 2004, decided to target the small cross for removal from its official seal because the cross was a symbol of Christianity. The County’s decision set off a firestorm of protest and resulted in the present lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Ernesto Vasquez, a County employee.

Since their decision, LA County officials in cooperation with the ACLU, have begun the process of removing seals with the small cross from county property." Continue reading.


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