Judge: Ten Commandments to Stay on Ohio Courthouse Lawn

FOXNews.com – Judge: Ten Commandments to Stay on Ohio Courthouse Lawn

TOLEDO, Ohio – A Ten Commandments monument that has stood on the courthouse lawn for almost 50 years does not promote religion and can remain in place, a federal judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge James Carr said Tuesday that the monument can stay because the motives for placing it outside the Lucas County courthouse were secular and not an endorsement of a specific belief.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sued Lucas County in 2002 to have the display removed, saying it was unconstitutional and promoted religion.

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Posted on April 20, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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