(KSL TV) The Supreme Court has thrown out a Virginia case with similar legal issues to those at the heart of Salt Lake's Main Street Plaza battle.
Attorneys for the various sides in the Main Street Plaza fight have been watching the case closely, to see if the court's decision could influence Utah's case.
The Virginia case involved steps a government may take to help rid public housing of crime.
But yesterday, the court found there was no First Amendment dimension to it.
Therefore, it has no bearing on the Main Street case.
Ed Rutan/Salt Lake City Attorney: "IT'S A NON-EVENT, BECAUSE WE REALLY JUST DON'T KNOW HOW THE COURT WILL RULE ON THE COURT PETITION ON MAIN STREET PLAZA."
A Church attorney says the court will now turn to the Church's petition and decide whether it will accept the case on its own merits.