High court to hear Commandments cases

Cases from Kentucky and Texas
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear two cases related to ongoing questions about the constitutionality of displays of the Ten Commandments in public places.

Legal groups who have long hoped the high court would address this issue—for the first time since 1980—welcomed the announcement by the court October 12.

“The decision to review a case involving the display of the Ten Commandments is long overdue,” said Mat Staver, president and general counsel of Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based law organization representing McCreary and Pulaski counties in Kentucky.

“The lower courts are hopelessly in confusion over the constitutionality of governmental displays of the Ten Commandments,” added Staver, who has argued that courthouses in McCreary and Pulaski counties have the right to display the Ten Commandments along with other historical documents.


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