Tuesday, January 22, 2013
US Supreme Court denies review of
Bald Knob Cross case from Sherman
The US Supreme Court today denied my petition for review of the case in which the State of Illinois forced atheist and other taxpayers to donate $20,000 towards the cost of rebuilding the 110-foot-tall Bald Knob Cross of Shame in southern Illinois near Carbondale. See Page 2, case # 12-621, on today's Order List from the US Supreme Court.
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My case sought to have the Supreme Court establish that the constitutionality of expenditures of public funds shall be based on how the government spends our money, rather than on which branch of government makes (or claims credit for making) the expenditure, but the Supreme Court said, "No!" Instead, the Supreme Court has established that, now, both the Legislative and Executive Branches of government can make blatantly unconstitutional, so long as the Executive Branch is involved, either as the originator of the unconstitutional grant or as the middleman for an unconstitutional grant by the Legislative Branch.
This is bad government. The Supreme Court should be issuing decisions that compel the Executive and Legislative branches of government to abide by the Constitution, rather providing the other two branches of government with a simple roadmap for violating and defying the Constitution with impunity.
People from around the world, most recently from Ecuador, have told me how obvious it is to them that this grant was unconstitutional, but the mighty US Supreme Court continues to maintain its "Hear no evil, see no evil" approach to blatant constitutional violations.
Previous Rob Sherman News stories about the unconstitutional $20,000 grant by the State of Illinois to the Bald Knob Cross of Shame:
Monday, August 16: Bill Vandergraph is unfit to stand trial
Thursday, August 12: Sherman sues Friends of the Cross to force return of unconstitutional grant
Thursday, August 5: Contract proves fraud committed repeatedly by Friends of the Cross
Wednesday, August 4: Lisa Madigan asked to investigate contract fraud by Friends of the Cross
Sunday, July 18: Don't tear down the Vandergraph Cross of Shame
Saturday, July 17: Friends of the Cross leader arrested for raping four-year-old girl!
Tuesday, June 29: Sherman meets Senate sponsor of $20,000 grant to Bald Knob Cross
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