As I mentioned, I am teaching a Supreme Court seminar this Fall. For one assignment, students write a cert pool memo on a pending petition, and then conference in groups of nine to decide the petitions. As one of these petitions, I selected an interesting Establishment Clause petition.
Davenport v. American Atheists involves a challenge to a road side cross erected by a private organization to honor fallen highway patrol troopers. The Tenth Circuit held that the crosses violated the Establishment Clause under the endorsement test. SCOTUS Blog has identified Davenport (and its companion petition, Utah Highway Patrol Ass'n v. American Atheists) as a "petition to watch."
I'll be comparing my students' results with the Court's decision. I am not a First Amendment scholar, and I'd be curious to hear whether others think these petitions will be granted.