Rice, Michels & Walther Legal Opinion on DeLaSalle Constitutional Issues

The Rice, Michels & Walther, LLP law firm wrote a legal opinion for the Park Board regarding Religious Constitutional Issues involving the DeLaSalle Reciprocal Use Agreement (RUA). This opinion was dated February 1, 2006, and is available for download here in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

1 thought on “Rice, Michels & Walther Legal Opinion on DeLaSalle Constitutional Issues

  1. Liz Wielinski Post author

    The memo from the Rice,Michels & Walther firm presents an interesting opinion at the end for success. DeLaSalle is on firm ground because athletics are non sectarian. I guess this would be why the NEW and IMPROVED version of the reciprocal use agreement would not even allow DeLaSalle to hold their own graduation ceremonies at the field…there would probably be an invocation that would violate the weak opinion they are posing. If SPORTS AREN’T RELIGIOUS is the best our paid professional can come up with, we as taxpayers will be in big trouble. What does the activity proposed at the location have to do with a public entity, the MPRB, giving control of a very valuable piece of property to a school owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Time to spend a little money and get a real expert to weigh in, call it a HAIL MARY pass on behalf of the taxpayers.

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