Court Hears Arguments In Ten Commandments Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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It also included the Declaration of Independence and other historical documents.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.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Kris on Apr 24, 2009 at 12:36 PM
    Seperation of church and state. We athiests do not want this.
  • by belohio Location: belpre on Apr 24, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    if we have to start removing anything that has to do with the 10 commandmants, God, or any religion because it offends someone, i guess our money needs to be reprinted. it says," IN GOD WE TRUST". some people need to just get a life. keep the 10 commandments. it not hurting anyone. who says you have to look at it if you don't want to. America was formed on the 10 commandments.
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