Supreme Court’s decision in February not to hear a challenge on the
posting of the Ten Commandments will have no impact on future cases
says Matt Staver, an attorney with Liberty Counsel.
A case involving
a challenge to a monument on state grounds in Indiana containing the
text of the Ten Commandments was declined to be heard by the nation’s
highest court. Routinely, the court refuses to hear cases,
and this will have no bearing on future cases involving the document
says Staver. He said, “The
issue, I think, that the Supreme Court is looking for on the Ten Commandments
is a case involving the Ten Commandments placed in context of other
legal or governmental documents. We represent cases like that, and there are many others around the
United States (U.S.) I believe the [Supreme Court] will ultimately
take are of those kind of cases and address the Ten Commandments issue-
and I am anticipating that the court will find the Ten Commandments
The fact that the
Supreme Court decided not to hear the Ten Commandments case means
nothing to the other cases that are out there indicates Staver.
It does not set a precedent when the high court declines to
hear the case says Staver: “In
fact, on the same day the court declined to hear over 200 other cases.”
The American Civil
Liberties Union in Indiana brought the challenge.
However, the Ten Commandments reflect American law and has
helped shape American law says Staver.
(Rusty Pugh and Jody
Brown, “Decalogue Debate & Motto Mania, “ AgapePress, February
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