Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cert Denied in Boy Scouts Suit

SCOTUSblog covers the Supreme Court's denial of cert yesterday in Boy Scouts v. Barnes-Wallace, a lawsuit from the Ninth Circuit where a lesbian couple sued to prevent the Boy Scouts from using public land. The district court in the case ruled that the Boy Scouts' lease with the city of San Diego violated the Establishment Clause. The Boy Scouts appealed, arguing that the couple did not have Article III standing to sue under the Establishment Clause. The Ninth Circuit disagreed and upheld the parties' standing, and the Supreme Court's denial of cert will now send the case back to the Ninth Circuit for further proceedings.

The Christian Science Monitor's coverage of the case is here, and SCOTUSblog's earlier coverage of the case, with links to the Ninth Circuit opinion and briefs, is here. Additional coverage from CBS is here.

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