ACLU back to court in Kentucky

Posted: 5/07/2006 by Floyd in Labels:

Frankfurt, Ky. Dispute still simmering in Kentucky over a 6-foot-granite monument of the Ten Commandments, a bill was signed recently by Gov. Flecther that would pave the way for the monument to be put back on the Capitol grounds. It was removed in the mid-1980s during a construction project and when political leaders tried to display it again in 2000, the ACLU went to court and actually won the case.
In recent years Kentucky has been at the center of the storm so to speak concerning the monument and the posting of the Ten Commandments, Mercer County won its case on the grounds that its display was presented with other historical documents, both sides believe they will prevail in court. Former justice Roy Moore became a hero of sorts when three years ago in Alabama a federal judge ordered him to remove the Ten Commandments in that state's judicial building, Moore was kicked out of office.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that displays inside of the courthouses in McCreary and Pulaski Counties were unconstitutional, while the 6th. Circuit Court of Appeals said a similar display in Mercer County Courthouse is constitutional because it includes other historic documents also.
Within reason: Appeals court won't reconsider Ten Commandments Case