Cincinnati (AP) -- A federal court in Cincinnati is considering arguments by a conservative christian group that the ten commandments belonged in a courthouse display titled "Foundations of American Law and Government."
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit over the display in Grayson County in western Kentucky.
It also included the Declaration of Independence and other historical documents.
A liberty counsel attorney argues that all the documents are universally recognized symbols of law.
The ACLU says there is no evidence of a valid secular purpose.
A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard the arguments Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley had barred the display in Leitchfield, ruling the intent was religious, not educational.
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