Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Ignorant Grinch of a law school dean

From law.com's daily newswire, this story of the dean at the Indiana University law school who put up then took down a decorated Christmas tree at the law school omits any reference to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Allegheny County v. Greater Pittsburgh ACLU, that a Christmas tree display is secular enough to avoid any establishment clause issues, noting that "The Christmas tree, unlike the menorah, is not itself a religious symbol. Although Christmas trees once carried religious connotations, today they typify the secular celebration of Christmas."

Perhaps Marcia Oddi of Indiana Law Blog will add details to this story.

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