By Rob Moritz
Arkansas News Bureau
LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Charlie Daniels violated free speech rights when he rejected a “winter solstice” display at the state Capitol by a group opposed to the nativity scene displayed annually at Arkansas’ seat of government, a federal judge ruled today.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright’s ruling cleared the way for the display proposed by the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers.
The Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit after Daniels rejected the group’s written application to put up a display that would describe the meaning and history of the winter solstice.
The group had asked for an expedited hearing so it could erect the display before the winter solstice on Dec. 21. Freethinkers member Mark Love said his organization plans to put up the display Wednesday or Thursday.
seasons and their signs
gather round ye of Earth's freethinkers
the setup team was on point at Markham Park FL.
depatizms and all
wishing all a well spent seasonal event
or a well spent rest; the idiots and corrupt have good people working overtime