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PRESS RELEASE

August 12, 2010
Contact: Elizabeth S. Chouldjian
Tel: (202) 775-1918

ANCA WELCOMES LANDMARK COURT DECISION AGAINST GENOCIDE DENIERS

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.'

To read the First Circuit Court decision, visit:
http://www.anca.org/assets/pdf/misc/griswold_first_circuit_decision.pdf

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From: A. Papazian