LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge will allow attorneys for two Kentucky counties to argue their motives for posting the Ten Commandments have changed.
The Courier-Journal reports that U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer B. Coffman on Monday made permanent an injunction barring McCreary and Pukaski counties from posting documents containing the commandments.
The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 2005 upheld the injunction, citing county officials statements of religious motivation.
However, the divided court left open the possibility that the counties could someday post the commandments if they could demonstrate secular motives.
Coffman is allowing the counties to argue that resolutions passed in October 2007 have "purged the taint" of past efforts to promote religion, which is unconstitutional.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,
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