Court Rules in Favor of Nativity Scene on Public Property During Christmas Season

Timeline of History

History Topics

In Syracuse, New York, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that it's constitutional for the city of Syracuse to have a nativity scene on public property during the Christmas season.

The court is upholding the earlier decision of U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin who, in 1996, ruled in favor of the city.

The city's creche was donated to Syracuse and has been put on display every year for the past 20+ years. Syracuse resident Carol Elewski filed suit in 1995, arguing that the nativity display violated the separation of church and state.


Atheist Group opposes Nativity Scene

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile
Eunice Hill and Her Husband Make First Modern Claim of Alien Abduction
Basic Elements of Quantum Theory Announced by Max Planck at Berlin Physical Society

August History Calendar