August 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has issued the following statement welcoming the United States Court of Appeals First Circuit decision affirming a lower court’s dismissal of the Griswold vs. Driscoll case. Spearheaded by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), the Griswold vs. Driscoll lawsuit sought to compel the inclusion of historically inaccurate Armenian Genocide denial materials in the Massachusetts education curriculum.

Statement by ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian:

“We welcome the Court’s landmark decision rejecting profoundly hateful and misguided pressure on educators to teach Armenian Genocide denial in America’s public schools. We are deeply gratified to have played a meaningful role, along with our partners in the Armenian Bar Association, Irish Immigration Center, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, the Genocide Education Project, and the Zoryan Institute, in this major legal victory. We also want to especially thank Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr for their representation to ensure that America’s schoolchildren learn the truth about the Armenian Genocide and all instance of man’s inhumanity to man.”

Click here to read the First Circuit Court decision.


For Immediate Release
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