CASEUtah Highway Patrol Association v. American Atheists

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An atheist group began fighting to remove the crosses, which honor fallen troopers, in 2007. A federal district court upheld the constitutionality of the crosses, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit later struck them down. The high court decided to let the decision stand.
News Releases

Indignity: Fallen Utah troopers struck down twice

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Indignity: Fallen Utah troopers struck down twice

U.S. Supreme Court allows ruling against memorial trooper crosses to stand

Oct 31, 2011 Read More

ADF takes Utah roadside crosses case to U.S. Supreme Court

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ADF takes Utah roadside crosses case to U.S. Supreme Court

Divided 10th Circuit ruled crosses for fallen troopers unconstitutional despite high court comments indicating otherwise

Apr 20, 2011 Read More

ADF asks full 10th Circuit to rehear ruling against roadside memorials to fallen Utah troopers

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ADF asks full 10th Circuit to rehear ruling against roadside memorials to fallen Utah troopers

Will full panel overturn decision that ignored U.S. Supreme Court comments on constitutionality of cross memorials?

Sep 16, 2010 Read More

ADF will appeal decision to strike down roadside memorials to fallen Utah troopers

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ADF will appeal decision to strike down roadside memorials to fallen Utah troopers

10th Circuit panel says crosses unconstitutional despite U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says such crosses should stand

Aug 18, 2010 Read More

U.S. Supreme Court’s cross ruling provides strong support for Utah roadside crosses

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U.S. Supreme Court’s cross ruling provides strong support for Utah roadside crosses

High court mentions roadside memorials as part of Mojave Cross ruling after ADF-allied attorney representing Utah Highway Patrol Association filed brief in case

Apr 30, 2010 Read More

ADF attorney available to media after hearing in Utah roadside memorial case

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ADF attorney available to media after hearing in Utah roadside memorial case

ADF attorneys represent families of fallen Utah highway patrol officers against attempt by American Atheists to remove memorial crosses

Mar 06, 2009 Read More

Massive support for roadside crosses dedicated to fallen Utah troopers   

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Massive support for roadside crosses dedicated to fallen Utah troopers   

Numerous briefs filed with 10th Circuit in support of roadside memorials defended by ADF attorneys

Oct 28, 2008 Read More

Court says roadside crosses to fallen Utah troopers do not violate the Constitution

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Court says roadside crosses to fallen Utah troopers do not violate the Constitution

ADF attorneys stop attempt by American Atheists to remove roadside memorial crosses

Nov 20, 2007 Read More

ADF attorney available for questions after hearing in American Atheists v. Duncan

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ADF attorney available for questions after hearing in American Atheists v. Duncan

ADF represents Utah Highway Patrol Association in lawsuit brought by American Atheists to remove roadside memorial crosses

Nov 12, 2007 Read More

Court grants Utah highway patrolmen’s organization right to intervene against atheists in lawsuit

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Court grants Utah highway patrolmen’s organization right to intervene against atheists in lawsuit

ADF attorneys to represent Utah Highway Patrol Association against atheist group suing to remove crosses honoring fallen officers

Mar 03, 2006 Read More

Cross to bear: Atheist organization bothered by roadside memorials files suit; ADF responds

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Cross to bear: Atheist organization bothered by roadside memorials files suit; ADF responds

ADF files motion to intervene on behalf of Utah Highway Patrol Association against atheist group suing to remove crosses honoring fallen officers

Dec 28, 2005 Read More
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Court Title Date
U.S. Supreme Court
Dissent by Justice Clarence Thomas Oct 31 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - Mothers Against Drunk Driving May 23 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - American Civil Rights Union May 23 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - American Center for Law and Justice May 23 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus Brief - 20 States May 23 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - 15 members of Congress, Family Research Council, and Law Enforcement Defense Fund May 23 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - Utah Sheriffs’ Association May 19 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - Robert Mackey May 19 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - Foundation for Moral Law May 19 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - Becket Fund for Religious Liberty May 19 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - American Legion May 19 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Cert Amicus brief - New Tribes Mission May 19 2011
U.S. Supreme Court
Petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court Apr 15 2011
Appellate Court
En banc opinion Dec 10 2010
Appellate Court
Petition for rehearing en banc Sep 16 2010
Appellate Court
10th Circuit opinion Aug 18 2010
Appellate Court
Appellate brief Oct 15 2008

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