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Judge Permanently Stops County From Displaying 10 Commandments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has permanently barred a
Kentucky county from using the Ten Commandments as part of a
"Foundations of American Law and Government" display.

U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley said the display has the
"effect of endorsing religion." McKinley's ruling upholds a
preliminary injunction issued in 2002 that resulted in county
officials taking down the Ten Commandments, but leaving the frame
on display.

The case is one of several in Kentucky involving the Ten
Commandments.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that displays inside the
McCreary and Pulaski county courthouses were unconstitutional while
the U.S. 6th District Court of Appeals said a Mercer County
Courthouse display that incorporated other historical documents was
constitutional.


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