A SOLSTICE DISPLAY

  • A SOLSTICE DISPLAY

The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers and Secretary of State Charlie Daniels today filed a proposed settlement of the society’s lawsuit over the state’s initial refusal to allow it to erect a winter solstice display along with the Christmas decorations at the Capitol. A judge earlier had ordered that the display be allowed during the holiday season.

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In the settlement, the state agrees to a constitutional violation, says it will provide equal access to the Freethinkers in the future and says it will pay more than $25,000 in attorney fees to the ACLU cooperating attorneys who brought the case.

Here’s the proposed consent decree, which a judge must approve.

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Here’s the notice of settlement.