Court Turns Away Appeal Over Commandments Display

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned away another appeal from an Ohio judge who wanted to display a poster containing the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.

The court on Monday refused to hear the argument rom Richland County Common Pleas Judge James DeWeese.

The judge hung the poster in his courtroom in Mansfield, north of Columbus, in 2006 after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand lower-court rulings that another Ten Commandments poster he hung in 2000 violated separation between church and state.

DeWeese told the Mansfield News Journal that he was disappointed but knew the appeal was a long shot.

The ACLU of Ohio Foundation sued, and the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the display endorsed religious views and was unconstitutional. The ACLU also sued in the first case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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