a judge ordered the removal of a display of the Ten Commandments from
a Tennessee court building, it was also announced that the ruling
would not be appealed according to Hamilton County commissioners on
May 15, 2002.
3, 2002, two of the three Ten Commandment plaques were ordered to
be removed by U.S. District Judge Allan Edgar because they violated
the Constitutional separation of church and state.
[American Voice Institute Commentary:
This is another case of judicial activism.
By not allowing such a display is a violation of the Constitution. Nowhere is the separation of church and state
found in the U.S. Constitution.]
to drop the appeal, cost was cited by the commissioners. Within a few weeks, all three would be removed said the commissioners.
in Murfreesboro at the Rutherford County Courthouse, the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Tennessee is challenging a display. Ten Commandments displays have been approved by more than 50 percent
of Tennessee’s 95 counties and the Biblical laws have been posted
by more than 30.
only to Hamilton County is the judge’s order.
However it is hoped that it will be heeded by other county
commissions said ACLU officials.
Wins Ten Commandments Lawsuit, The Associated Press, May 15, 2002)
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