Forrest case dismissal denied
By: Arnold M. Huskins, Sam Davis Camp 596

An order was entered by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Hand who narrowed the issues in the suit between Friends of Forrest and the City of Selma related to moving the Forrest monument from its location at the Smitherman Building by denying the City of Selmas Motion to Dismiss on all major issues.
The major issues include (1) The City of Selma deprived Friends of Forrest equal protection of the laws in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and 42 USC 1983 by failing to prosecute vandals that damaged the monument (2) The City of Selma converted the property of Friends of Forrest (the Monument) when it moved the Monument to the cemetery (3) The City of Selma breached its contract with the Friends of Forrest by moving the Monument and (4) Mayor Perkins, in his individual capacity, defamed Friends of Forrest when he stated to a television reporter and in a police report that a person associated with Friends of Forrest telephoned Defendant Jean Martin and made a threat to her.
The issues in the case narrowed. The matter is cleared to proceed to trial. At this time we once again renew our offer to the City of Selma to engage in Good Faith mediation regarding the issues, the same as we have always offered. While the City has failed to accept our offer in the past, and has instead demanded acceptance of their dictate, we continue to seek a just and honorable resolution.

Hooray for Dennis Miller!

Miller said recently on his show, regarding the judges who declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional:
"So, Your Honor, the Pledge is unconstitutional because it says 'Under God'. Guess that means when you were sworn in with your hand on a Bible, and at the end of your oath repeated, 'So Help Me God' that makes your job unconstitutional, therefore you have no job, which
means your ruling doesn't mean s--t."
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