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Lawyer wants Ten Commandments issue back before U.S. Supreme Court

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A lawyer representing two Kentucky
counties barred from hanging courthouse Ten Commandments displays
says he wants the issue back before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lawyer Matthew Staver with the Virginia-based Liberty Counsel
says he plans to appeal a 2005 case involving McCreary and Pulaski
counties.
Staver told The Courier-Journal that the Supreme Court has
shifted since that ruling, with the more conservative Justice
Samuel Alito replacing Sandra Day O'Connor.
The high court upheld a lower court's preliminary injunction
against the two counties because they had stated religious purposes
when they posted stand-alone displays of the Ten Commandments in
public courthouses.
Experts say they doubt the Supreme Court would revisit the case
if a new appeal is filed.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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