breaking news

10 commandments banned in courtrooms.

The first major ruling involves framed copies of the Ten Commandments hanging in the McCreary and Pulaski County courtrooms.
Those framed copies could be construed as endorsing religion, the court ruled.
Writing for the majority, Justice David Souter said, “When the government acts with the ostensible and predominant purpose of advancing religion, it violates that central Establishment clause value of official religious neutrality.”
The ruling said only “neutral” displays – in historical contexts, for example — are permissible.
(emphasis mine)

So was it the framing that made them unconstitutional?

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~ by wildeyedwonder on June 27, 2005.

One Response to “breaking news”

  1. Hmmm. 5 to 4; just like the new LandGrab ruling.. I see a trend here…
    It is wrong; they have taken the theory of Church and State a tad further than the Founding Fathers intended.

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