The petitions of the day are:

Utah Highway Patrol Ass’n v. American Atheists

Docket: 10-1276
Issue(s): (1) Which Establishment Clause test should be applied when analyzing passive public displays; (2) does the Establishment Clause forbid roadside memorial crosses marking the site of death for state highway troopers killed in the line of duty; and (3) is a collection of memorials owned by a private organization, disclaimed by the state, and located on both private and public property properly classified as government speech?

Certiorari stage documents:

Davenport v. American Atheists, Inc.

Docket: 10-1297
Issue(s): (1) What is the appropriate test for evaluating whether a passive display with religious imagery violates the Establishment Clause; (2) whether this Court should set aside the endorsement test in favor of the coercion test; and (3) whether a memorial cross placed on state land by a private organization to commemorate fallen state troopers is an unconstitutional establishment of religion.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Utah Highway Patrol Ass'n v. Am. Atheists, Davenport v. American Atheists, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Marissa Miller, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 6, 2011, 7:30 AM),