Thursday, August 28, 2014

Today in Legal History: The Ten Commandments in the Courthouse

“On August 28, 2003, the Supreme Court of Alabama removed a monument of the Biblical Ten Commandments from its courthouse rotunda. The monument had been installed on the orders of Chief Justice Roy Moore, triggering a federal lawsuit. In Glassroth v. Moore, the federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ordered Moore to remove the monument. This decision was upheld on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit”.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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