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Ten Commandments Allowed To Remain at Courthouse

by C1ay / October 6, 2004 10:29 PM PDT

In a case decided by the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals, a plaque containing the text of the Ten Commandments on the Allegheny County Courthouse in PA does not constitute an endorsement of religion in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

In a similar case, Judge Moore of Alabama was removed from the bench when he placed a monument of the Ten Commandments in the courthouse where he presided.

At a glance it would seem to me that both of these cases should be decided the same. What do you think?

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Re: Ten Commandments Allowed To Remain at Courthouse
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 6, 2004 10:31 PM PDT

Hi, Clay.

Yes, they should -- the Republican-dominated PA Court is going against established Supreme Court precedent, which is a no-no in our judicial system.

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Re: Ten Commandments Allowed To Remain at Courthouse
by C1ay / October 6, 2004 11:25 PM PDT
the Republican-dominated PA Court

How can you say that of a court that is evenly split? Showing your partisanship, yet again? Can you honestly discuss anything without trying to point a partisan finger? How pathetic...

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North vs South
by James Denison / October 7, 2004 12:55 AM PDT

It's as simple as that. One state is down south and with the past history of George Wallace, segregation, opposition to federal government interference in state affairs, and must be taught a power lesson every chance the feds get a chance.

The other is a Union state, so it's safe to allow such state rights.

One day we'll get to see the jerks that keep interfering with American traditions, especially those where they oppose God, answer to God for it. I want a ringside seat too.

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